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Italy – Number of temp agency workers up 7% in September

17 November 2017

The number of temporary agency workers in Italy during September 2017 increased by 7.1% on an annual basis, according to figures from Ebitemp, the bilateral organisation for temporary employment representing employers’ associations and unions.

Ebitemp figures also showed that the number of temp workers in September 2017 reached 424,727 compared with 396,483 in the same period last year.

The total payroll of temporary workers in September increased by 21.0% compared to the same month last year. The number of hours worked in September 2017 increased by 18.4% on an annual basis. Broken down by hours worked per worker, Ebitemp recorded an increase of 10.5% compared to September 2016.

According to figures from Eurostat, Italy’s unemployment rate in September stood at 11.1%, the third-highest after Spain and Greece.


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