According to Istat, in the second quarter of 2011, the number of employed increased in trend terms by 0.4% (+87,000 units). The result is due solely to the development of female employment. The Italian occupation is still on decline (-81,000 units), compared to 56.6% stability in the employment rate. Foreign occupation is significantly increased (+168,000 units), but its employment rate, as in the previous two years, is still down from 63.6% in first quarter 2010 to 63.5%. After the moderate increase in the previous quarter, the full-time workers fall back on an annual basis (-0.2% or -32,000 units); part-time workers continue to increase (+3.4%, 119,000 units) but it is, once again, of involuntary part-time. The unemployment rate is 7.8% (it was 8.3% in the second quarter of 2010); the indicator decreases on an annual base for men (-0.6 percentage points) and, to a slightly lower degree, for women (-0.5 points). The unemployment rate of young people between 15 and 24 years fell from 27.9% in the second quarter of 2010 to 27.4%, with a peak of 44% for women in the South. Inactive population continues to grow: the inactivity rate rose to 37.9%, four tenths of a point more than a year earlier. The increase of the inactive is due to the new growth of the Italian component (+105,000 units) and the persistent increase of the foreign one (+95,000 units), in particular women.