RTTNews - The seasonally adjusted jobless rate for Italy rose to 7.3% in the first quarter from an upwardly revised 7% recorded in the final quarter of the previous year, statistical office Istat said Friday.

The jobless rate, which is reportedly the highest in three years, matched economists' expectation.

On an unadjusted basis, the jobless rate stood at 7.9%, the agency said.

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