Italy's Economic Crisis Hits Immigrants Harder

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" (GMA News/AFP). The number of unemployed foreigners in Italy is currently 385,000, up from 220,000 at the beginning of the economic crisis in 2008. The jobless 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.