Invest in Emilia-Romagna | Facts and figures |

Labour market

The labour market in Emilia-Romagna is one of the most dynamic at national level, as shown by the high levels of participation and overall employment. Traditionally, the Emilia-Romagna region has been able to attract many workers from the surrounding area and, in particular, from southern Italy and abroad.

- High employment and activity rate

The regional employment rate (20-64) and activity rate (15-64) always exceeded the national and Northeast Italy averages in the period 2004-2019.

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The strong regional manufacturing sector is due to high levels of foreign trade, intellectual knowledge and productivity.



The unemployment rate is lower than the national and European average.


Moreover, the share of employees in medium-high technology industrial sectors is higher than the national and European averages.



IT-ER - International Talents Emilia-Romagna website is aimed at promoting Emilia-Romagna study, research and career opportunities among international talents and Emilia-Romagna expats. The platform provides information for each step (preparation, arrival, integration) and regarding regional networks and community dedicated to international talents of Emilia-Romagna, making easier to be part of the regional ecosystem.


Strumenti personali

Invest è realizzato da ART-ER S. cons. p. a. su incarico della Regione Emilia-Romagna

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