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Applications for jobless benefits jumps 20%

Number of Italians seeking helped jumped 1.1 million over 2012

Applications for jobless benefits jumps 20%

Rome, September 6 - As Italy's deep recession continues, the number of people seeking unemployment assistance jumped by almost 20% in the first seven months of the year, national insurance agency INPS reported Friday. The agency said that it received 1.1 million applications for benefits between January and July, an increase of 19.8% over the same period last year.

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