Good news on the employment front this week. According to the latest figures from Istat, Italys national institute for statistics, some 127,000 new jobs were created in the second quarter of 2005, up 0.5 per cent on the same period last year. The employment rate was also up 213,000 or one per cent over the same period to stand at 22,651,000. However, the lions share of new jobs was in the north of the country, with numbers increasing by 178,000, while the south and centre barely stirred with 17,000 and 18,000 extra jobs respectively. All told, Italys non-seasonally adjusted jobless rate stood at 7.5 per cent, ranging from 3.9 per cent in the north to 6.3 per cent in the centre of the country to 14.1 per cent in the south. Although unemployment rates are down across the board, Istat says this may indicate that more people are leaving the job market or are deciding not to look for work, women in particular.
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Myths, legends and new interpretations of portraits —let's explore the story of Narciso and participate in fun, engaging activities in front of selected old and contemporary works...
Highly referenced Scottish lady, true animal lover offers dog boarding to small or medium sized dogs. Has a large lively puppy who welcomes everyone and every dog into the house....
Prenestina, residential area, quiet fully furnished, independent entrance, terrace garden, off street parking, near large park, kitchen, big living room, two bedrooms, bathroom.
CENTRO - COLOSSEUM - This absolutely SPECTACULAR AND ONE OF A KIND apartment has a "FIRST-ROW VIEW" of the Colosseum, Palatine Hill and the park Colle Oppio. From the double living...