Monday, July 21, 2014





Italy's new leader says creating jobs his priority


February 28. 2014 9:38AM
Associated Press



Story Tools
PrintPrint | E-MailEMail | SaveSave | Hear Generate QR Code QR
Send to Kindle


(AP) Italy's new premier has vowed that his government's top focus will be reducing unemployment, which has hit a new high.


Premier Matteo Renzi tweeted during a Cabinet meeting Friday that the 12.9 percent unemployment figure for January was "shocking." He pledged to focus efforts of his week-old government on his so-called Jobs Act. That is his plan for legislation to encourage hiring by slashing payroll taxes and allowing more flexibility in how permanent contracts are given.


January's figure was up 0.2 percentage points from December. Also worrisome was a record 42.4 percent unemployment rate for people aged 15 to 24. In the south, youth unemployment soared past 51 percent. Even in the industrial north, nearly one of out of every three people in that age range is unemployed.


Associated Press


Comments
comments powered by Disqus Commenting Guidelines
Poll
Mortgage Minute


Search for New & Used Cars

Make 
Model
 
Used New All
 

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just the home you want!

Search Times Leader Classifieds to find just what you need!

Search Pet Classifieds
Dogs Cats Other Animals



Social Media/RSS
Times Leader on Twitter
Times Leader on Youtube
Times Leader on Google+
The Times Leader on Tumblr
The Times Leader on Pinterest
Times Leader RSS Feeds