According to the latest Eurostat report, 67% of foreign workers in Italy are in jobs requiring a lower qualification than they have. Employed non-nationals are more likely to be over-qualified than nationals for their job.
In the EU in 2021, the over-qualification rate was 39.6% for non-EU citizens and 32.0% for citizens of other EU countries. Across the EU members, in 2021, the highest share of over-qualified non-EU citizens was recorded in Greece (69.5%), followed by Italy (67.1%), Spain (57.0%), Estonia (46.4%) and Austria (46.2%). Regardless of the country of citizenship, the percentage is higher among women than men and, among foreign citizens, it is higher among the elderly than among youth.
For more information: https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/products-eurostat-news/w/DDN-20230309-3