` – In June the number of employees in Italy increased by 166 thousand units. Istat notes this, underlining that the growth in employment (+ 0.7%) is observed for men, women, employees, the self-employed and for all age groups. The employment rate rises to 57.9% (+0.5 points).
The unemployment rate falls below 10%.
Following the rise in employment recorded starting from February 2021, the Institute underlines, the number of employees in June is 1.2% higher than that of June 2020, equal to + 267 thousand units. The growth affects men and women, employees and workers of all age groups with the exception of 35-49 year-olds, while the employment rate – up 1.1 percentage points – rises for all age groups.