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'More suffering ahead' for the unemployed says labor min

Govt trying to overcome 'tail dragging behind the crisis'

25 March, 12:27
'More suffering ahead' for the unemployed says labor min (ANSA) - Rome, March 25 - Italy's labor minister on Tuesday warned that 2014 will likely be "another year of great suffering" with regard to unemployment. "Apart from certain factors tied to gross domestic product (GDP), dynamics surrounding employment will continue to be very difficult," he side, likening the phenomenon to the "inevitable tail dragging behind the economic crisis". "We'll try to speed up the recovery as much as possible". Unemployment in Italy currently stands at a record 12.9%, with youth unemployment well over 40%. Italy officially emerged from its worst recession since World War II in the second half of last year. Since then recovery has been slow.

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