Renzi hails July drop in lay-off hours

Down almost 27% on July 2014

(ANSA) - Rome, August 18 - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi on Tuesday hailed a sharp drop in the number of hours paid out by the government lay-off fund CIG in July.
    At 52.4 million hours, the CIG data were 26.9% down on the 71.7 million hours of July 2014, and 8.7% down on June 2015, national pension and social security agency INPS reported.
    "The INPS data on lay-offs are a sign that things are finally changing, #Italy is restarting," Renzi tweeted.
   

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