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unemployment rate20208.9
employment rate202050.6
number of inhabitants2020553 254
population density201955.7
life long learning participation20207.1
old-age dependency ratio202036.3
gender gap in employment rate202059.46

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From wikipedia:

Basilicata (UK: , US: , Italian: [baziliˈkaːta]), also known by its ancient name Lucania (, also US: , Italian: [luˈkaːnja]), is a region in Southern Italy, bordering on Campania to the west, Apulia (Puglia) to the north and east, and Calabria to the south. It also has two coastlines: a 30-km stretch on the Tyrrhenian Sea between Campania and Calabria, and a longer coastline along the Gulf of Taranto between Calabria and Apulia. The region can be thought of as the „instep" of Italy, with Calabria functioning as the „toe" and Apulia the „heel“. The region covers about 10,000 km2 (3,900 sq mi) and in 2010 had a population slightly under 600,000. The regional capital is Potenza. The region is divided into two provinces: Potenza and Matera.

Basilicata is an emerging tourist destination, thanks in particular to the city of Matera, whose historical quarter I Sassi became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, and has been designated European Capital of Culture 2019. The New York Times ranked Basilicata third in its list of "52 Places to Go in 2018", defining it "Italy’s best-kept secret".


The name probably derives from "basilikos" (Greek: βασιλικός), which refers to the basileus, the Byzantine emperor, who ruled the region for 200 years, from 536/552 to 571/590 and from 879 to 1059. Others argue that the name may refer to the Basilica of Acerenza which held judicial power in the Middle Ages.

During the Greek and Roman Ages, Basilicata was known as Lucania, which possibly derives from "leukos" (Greek: λευκός), meaning „white“, from "lykos" (Greek: λύκος), meaning „wolf“, or from Latin word "lucus", meaning „sacred wood".


Basilicata covers an extensive part of the southern Apennine Mountains, between the Ofanto river in the north and the Pollino massif in the south.

other: South Italy, Molise, Calabria, Basilicata, Campania, Apulia, Abruzzo

neighbours: Apulia, Campania, Calabria

subregions: Province of Potenza, Province of Matera


Current statistics

August 2021: number of unemployed at the labour offices: 217147, of which 96156 are long term unemployed, unemployment rate 8.0 % (3.6 % long term unemployment)

Highest unemployment: Revúca 22.8 % (13.9 %), Rimavská Sobota 22.1 % (13.8 %), Kežmarok 18.7 % (10.3 %)

Lowest unemployment:: Hlohovec 4.1 %, Nitra 4.1 %, Piešťany 4.1 %, Bratislava V 4.2 %, Trenčín 4.2 %