In May 2022, compared to the previous month, the number of employed and unemployed decreased and the number of inactive people increased. Employment decreased (-0.2%, equal to -49 thousand) for both sexes, for permanent employees and people aged between 25 and 49; on the other hand, it increases for the self-employed, temporary employees, under-25s and over-50s. The employment rate drops to 59.8% (-0.1 points). This was announced by Istat. The number of employees in May 2022 was 2.1% higher than in May 2021 (+ 463 thousand units); the increase is transversal by gender, age and professional position. “After the strong growth recorded between February and March and the substantial stability in April, in May 2022 the number of employees fell below 23 million, due to the decrease in permanent employees . The figure for May 2022 is however approximately 460,000 units higher than that of May 2021 “underlines Istat. “This increase is made up, in more than half of the cases, of temporary employees who arrive, overall, in May 2022 to exceed 3 million 170 thousand, the highest value since 1977”, reads the note. “The rate of employment drops to 59.8%, remaining however close to the record values recorded in the previous months; the unemployment rate stands at 8.1% and the inactivity rate, which rises to 34.8%, is slightly above the pre-existing levels. -pandemics “still observes Istat.
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