Italy -Presentation of labour indicators renewed -December 18, 2013

Starting from the 3rd quarter of 2013 the national statistical office Istat publishes the labour demand and labour cost short term indicators (hours worked, job vacancy; wages and labour cost) in a single press release, also in English. Moreover the indicators for some sections of economic activities are published for the first time: education, health and social work, artistic activities, sports, entertainment and recreation, other services. In the third quarter 2013 the seasonally adjusted index of labour cost per full time equivalent (fte) increased by 0.6% in business economy compared to the previous quarter (+0.5% in industry and 0.8% in services).



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