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Employment rate climbs to record high of 60.1%

Rise driven by increase in number of people in steady jobs-ISTAT

(ANSA) - ROME, AUG 1 - Italy's employment rate reached 60.1% of the working-age population in June, the highest level on record, ISTAT said on Monday.
    The national statistics agency said that, after a drop in May, the number of people in work increased again in June, going back over the 23 million mark thanks to a rise in the number of people employed on permanent contracts.
    ISTAT said the number of people in employment had risen by 400,000 (1.8%) with respect to June 2021.
    It said that the unemployment rate was steady at 8.1% in June.
    The youth unemployment rate, however rose 1.7 percentage points to 23.1%.
    ISTAT said the proportion of people who are not active on the labour market dropped by 0.2 of percentage point to 34.5%.


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