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Italy's youth unemployment rate soars to 35.1%

4.7% year-on-year increase

Italy's youth unemployment rate soars to 35.1%

Rome, October 31 - The youth unemployment rate in recession-hit Italy soared in September, when 35.1% of 15-to-24-year-olds were jobless, Istat said on Wednesday. The national statistics agency said this figure was 1.3% higher than August and 4.7% up on September 2011, according to provisional, seasonally adjusted data. It said 608,000 Italian 15-to-24-year-olds were looking for work.

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