|Unit||Ths. #, SA|
|Unemployment Rate||May 2020||7.82||6.64||%, SA||Monthly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2019||930||927.6||Ths. #||Annual|
|Secondary Industries Employment||2019||5,846||5,805||Ths. #||Annual|
|Wage & Salaries||2018||708,925||684,949||Mil. EUR||Annual|
|Labor Force Employment||2018 Q3||23,254||23,307||Ths. #, SA||Quarterly|
|Total Employment||2018 Q3||23,254||23,307||Ths. #, SA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment||2018 Q3||2,653||2,794||Ths. #, SA||Quarterly|
|Tertiary Industries Employment||2017||17,760,676||17,907,124||#||Annual|
For Italy, the survey on labor force resulting official estimates of employed and persons seeking employment and information on the main aggregates of the job - occupation, branch of economic activity, hours worked, type and duration of contracts, training.
Since its introduction in the early '50s, the survey plays a major role in the statistical documentation and analysis of the employment situation in Italy and it proves one essential knowledge tool for public policy makers, media, and citizens.
Series cover individuals aged 15 and greater, except for activity rates and employment to population ratios, which cover individuals aged 15 to 64.
The information is collected by Istat interviewing each quarter a sample of almost 77 thousand families, amounting to 175 thousand individuals resident in Italy, even if temporarily abroad. Excluded are families living abroad and usually permanent members of cohabitation (religious institutions, barracks, etc..).
The current survey sample is continuous because the information is collected every week of the year and no longer in a single week each quarter. The results are disseminated on a quarterly basis, except for the detail that has provincial annually.
The collection is characterized by the definition of new criteria for the identification of employees and persons seeking employment and for the radical restructuring of the process of collecting and compiling the data.
To make the new estimates comparable figures for the past years, Istat has reconstructed the series back to 1992Q4.
Over the years the survey has been renovated several times to reflect on the one hand, the ongoing transformation of the labor market, secondly, the growing knowledge requirements of users on the social and economic reality of our country. The last change was initiated in early 2004 in line with European Union provisions.