Italy had a fall of the unemployed people by 23,9% in April

In April, a fall of the unemployed people (-23.9%, -484 thousand) was recorded for both men (-17.4%, -179 thousand) and women (-30.6%, -305 thousand), latest Istat data shows.

The unemployment rate dropped to 6.3% (-1.7 percentage points) and the youth rate fell to 20.3% (-6.2 p.p.).

In April 2020, the decline of employment (-1.2%, -274 thousand) concerned both men (-1.0%, -131 thousand) and women (-1.5%, -143 thousand), and brought the employment rate to 57.9% (-0.7 p. p.).

In April the considerable growth of inactive people aged 15-64 (+5.4%, +746 thousand) was registered for both men (+6.0%, +307 thousand) and women (+5.0%, +438 thousand), leading the inactivity rate to 38.1% (+2.0 percentage points).

In the last three months, also the number of unemployed persons decreased (-20.4%, -497 thousand), while a growth among inactive people aged 15-64 years was registered (+5.2%, +686 thousand).

On a yearly basis, the decrease of employed people was accompanied by a fall of unemployed persons (-41.9%, -1 million 462 thousand) and a growth of inactive people aged 15-64 (+11.1%, +1 million 462 thousand).

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