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Italy – Temporary agency worker numbers continue to rise

17 January 2014

The number of temporary workers in Italy during November 2013 was +6.8% higher than November 2012, according to the latest figures from the bilateral organisation for temporary employment, Ebitemp. The organisation represents employers’ associations and unions.

During November 2013, there were 286,000 temporary workers, an increase of approximately 1,000 workers compared with the previous month. The number of hours worked in November was 27.1 million, a year-on-year increase of +3.5%, but a drop compared with 27.2 million hours worked in October 2013. Compared with a year ago, the number of hours worked per worker fell by -1.4%.

The unemployment rate in Italy rose in November to 12.7%, up from 12.5% in October 2013 and up from 11.3% in November 2012.

According to research from Staffing Industry Analysts, the Italian staffing market is expected to show improvement during 2014 with a predicted growth rate of as much as +5%. 

Yellow line = gross figures

Blue line – seasonally adjusted

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