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Unemployment steady at 11.9 percent in Italy

Staff Writer |
Italy's unemployment rate was steady at 11.9% in January, the same as December, ISTAT said.

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The national statistics agency said 3.097 million people were jobless in January, 2,000 more than in December and 126,000 more than in January 2016 (when the unemployment rate was 11.6%).

There was also an increase of 236,000 of the number of people in employment in January with respect to the same time last year, and a fall of 461,000 in the number of people aged between 15 and 64 who are considered 'inactive' as they are not actively on the labour market.

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