Italy - Decrease of self-employment, wages increase slightly - August 31, 2016

The latest employment numbers show a drop in the self-employed while payroll workers remained stable.  The labour minister said that the outlook remains positive in both the medium and the long term, with 157,000 new jobs in May-July, and 266,000 new jobs created on a yearly basis. Of these, 244,000 were stable jobs with permanent contracts. During the period January-July 2016 the hourly wage index increased by 0.6% and the per employee index rose by 0.7% compared to the same period in 2015.

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