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Youth unemployment drops, but almost 4 in 10 are out of work

Istat says 647,000 under 25s are jobless

Youth unemployment drops, but almost 4 in 10 are out of work

(see related stories) Rome, July 1 - Unemployment among 15-to-24-year-olds in recession-hit Italy fell to 38.5% in May, down 1.3% on April, although this still means close to four in 10 young people in this age bracket are jobless, Istat said Monday. The national statistics agency said the youth unemployment level was 2.9% higher than in May 2012 and that 647,000 under-25s were out of work, according to provisional data.

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