According to the data issued by OECD in its annual publication “Revenue Statistics”, Italy with 43.5% climbs from 4th to 3rd place in the ranking of countries with higher tax burden, trailing only Denmark (48.2%) and Sweden (46.4%), in contrast to the average which 33.7%. The highest increase has been registered in Luxembourg (+2%) and Switzerland (+1.2%), while the countries with less tax burden resulted Mexico (17.4%) and Chile (18.2%).
Regarding the unemployment rate, Spain, Slovakia and Ireland show the most difficult situation. Italy showed a slight increase (+0,3%) but it’s still under the Euro (10.1%) and the EU (9.6%) average, although above the G7 area (8.2%). The picture changes when taking into account only the youth age group (15-24 years): Italy falls the second lowest, followed only by Hungary and with only 21.7% is well below the European average which stands at 40.2%.