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Istat: 600 thousand workers lost compared to pre Covid

2020-07-30T08:46:50.614Z

Since February 2020, the level of employment has fallen by about 600 thousand units and job seekers have decreased by 160 thousand, against an increase of inactive by over 700 thousand units ". (ANSA)



(ANSA) - ROME, JULY 30 - Since February 2020, the level of employment has fallen by about 600 thousand units and the number of job seekers has decreased by 160 thousand, against an increase of the inactive ones of over 700 thousand units ". Istat commented on the estimates that update the data in June, comparing it with the period just before the explosion of the epidemic. In June the unemployment rate in Italy rose to 8.8%, an increase of 0.6 points compared to May Istat points out. The growth of people looking for work, the Institute underlines, is "consistent", equal to 149 thousand more units (+ 7.3%). The increase, it is explained, "concerns above all men (+ 9.4% equal to + 99 thousand units, against + 5.0%, equal to + 50 thousand, of women) and affects all age groups ". Unemployment among young people goes up to 27.6%. (ANSA).

Source: ansa

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