The employment in Italy
has reached the previous level registered prior to the 2008 recession
that hit several European economies. At the moment, the employment market in Italy
accounts for 23 million employed persons
, which represent a record for the Italian workforce
. Following the employment reform
that was enacted by the Italian government
in 2014, the employment market
was able to create approximately one million jobs
. Our team of lawyers in Italy
can offer more details on the applicable regulations available on this matter.
Increasing employment level in Italy
According to the data provided by ISTAT (the Italian Statistics Institute), 918,000 jobs were created since February 2014, while the overall number of employed persons in Italy reached 23 million in July 2017, which represents the highest value since 2008.
More exactly, in July 2017, the total employment market accounted for 23,063 million persons. This value is now close to the one registered in October 2008, prior to the recession, when the Italian workforce accounted for 23,081 million.
The level of employment
increased steadily between June and July 2017
, by 59,000 new employment contracts
(an increase of 0,3%
), while the highest rate
was observed in the following month, when the market increased by 1,3%
(accounting for 294,000 persons
). Although the employment in Italy
is on a positive trend, the youth unemployment
increased at a small pace. Our team of Italian lawyers
can offer further assistance on the regulations available for companies interested in employment
in this country.
Top employment sectors in Italy
Local and foreign businessmen interested in setting up a company in Italy
may start a business in one of the top economic sectors
available in this country.
• services (69,65% of the entire employment market);
• industry (26,6%);
• agriculture (3,75%).
Between 2005 and 2015, the level of employment
in the service sector
increased gradually from 65,12%
(in 2005) to 69,65%
(at the level of 2015).