YOUNG UNEMPLOYMENT IN ITALY




Serhat TUNAR -TDO- In Italy, about 4 million people live in poverty. In addition, 170 thousand young people migrate abroad to find jobs every year.

Italy’s youth unemployment rate has climbed to above Spain’s for the first time in more than a decade. According to the Financial Times, the rate of young unemployed in Italy is 33 percent. 18 million people are at the poverty line. In the last 35 years, the inequality in income distribution in Italy has increased more than the sum of other OECD countries.

According to Euronews, between 2008 and 2012, the number of people seeking food and food packages in Italy has increased by about one-third. An average of 25 percent of food purchased weekly is trashed in the country. This means that for every family, 1600 euros are thrown away in the year.