Unemployment falls for second straight month in Jan -update2

12.6%, back to same level as year before

(ANSA) - Rome, March 2 - Italian unemployment fell another 0.1% for the second straight month in January, to 12.6%, Istat said Monday.
    It is now at the same level it was at in January 2014, the statistics agency said.
    Matteo Renzi's government is hoping a series of structural reforms will boost the downward trend.
    Notably, it recently passed a labour-market reform making hiring and firing easier.
   

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