“Italy’s crises hits immigrants hardest: study,” from the AFP:
Immigrants are being hit harder than Italians by the country’s unemployment crisis, a new report showed Monday, saying the figures were “extremely worrying” and could lead to “major social destabilisation”.
The report said the number of unemployed foreigners in the country was currently 385,000 — up from 220,000 at the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008.
The unemployment rate among immigrants is 14.1 percent — a 5.6-point increase from 2008. The national jobless rate is at a record high of 12.2 percent.
“The situation is going to get worse because of the crisis as job seekers increase over job places,” said Antonio Marzano, the president of CNEL, a consultative body to the government that co-authored the report…