There is a steady workforce in the city of Milan due to the presence of new graduates from the five major universities located in the city. In the province, there are 1.6 million individuals employed, and about twenty five percent of that population are recorded as self-employed. The unemployment rate in Milan is recorded to be less than half of the national average, at about 4.6% in 2001.
The city of Milan is a center of innovation that fosters projects, initiatives and policies in order to improve the quality of life of its citizens through new integrated solutions.
The economic crisis is leading people to find new ways to improve their condition, seeking collaborative and sustainable solutions that can guarantee a satisfactory quality of life: a new “culture of living” both private and public spaces is emerging.