italy data number

  • Italy has about 60 million residents
  • The unemployment rate rose from 6,1 to 13 percent since 2007, youth unemployment rate is
    43,9 percent at the end of 2014, but these number are not conclusive because there is
    a huge black economy in Italy
  • The Italian national dept rose to around 2,3 trillion euros in 2013 or 133 percent of the gross domestic product
  • Italy ranked first in the European bank stress test in 2014:
    9 out of 15 Italian banks tested failed
  • The Italian parliament (chamber of deputies and senate) has a total of 945 members
    (for comparison only, the congress of the United States (representative chamber and senate)
    consists of 535 members)
  • Italian members of parliament are the highest paid (about 16 000 euros per month)
    civil servants in Europe
  • In 2012 79 900 Italians emigrated (mainly to Switzerland, France and Germany),
    in 2013 this number increased to 94 000
  • From 2007 until 2014 the industrial output declined by 26 percent
  • More than 40 000 companies had to file for bankruptcy between 2010 and 2014
  • There is neither a minimum wage in Italy nor social assistance, housing benefits,
    paid training or retraining by the employment office and the unemployment benefit
    is limited to a maximum of seven months
  • Five to six million employees work as civil servants
  • Although the public service has announced a new hiring freeze, elections are regularly preceded
    by promises of new public sector jobs, which acts as a breeding ground for nepotism
  • According to a 2012 study by the Italian central bank, the ten richest Italians own as much wealth
    as the three million poorest Italians together
  • According to a survey of the newspaper La Repubblica at the end of 2014 only 15 percent of Italians
    expressed confidence in the state (in 2010 this value was around 30 percent) and only
    three percent expressed trust in political parties
    About half of the Italians surveyed believed, that there could be a democracy without parties
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