No. of people in work up by 338,000 in 2nd quarter - ISTAT

But employment levels still below pre-COVID levels

(ANSA) - ROME, SEP 13 - ISTAT said Monday that the number of people in employment in Italy increased by 338,000 in the second quarter with respect to the previous three months and by 523,000 compared to the same period in 2020.
    The rise was driven by an increase of 226,000 in the number of people working under temporary contracts, the national statistics agency said.
    It added, however, that employment levels were still down by 678,000 compared to the equivalent period in 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
    ISTAT said Italy's unemployment rate for 15-to-74-year-olds who are active on the labour market was 9.8% in the second quarter, down 0.3 of a percentage point with respect to the first quarter and by 1.7 points compared to the same period in 2020. (ANSA).


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