ROME, April 3 (Reuters) - Italy's unemployment rate jumped to 7.5% in February from an upwardly revised 7.3% the month before as more people entered the labour market to look for work, data showed on Wednesday.

A Reuters survey of six analysts had forecast a February jobless rate of 7.2%, which was the previously reported figure for January.

In February a net 41,000 jobs were created compared with the month before, national statistics bureau ISTAT reported.

The statistics office gave the following data:


FEB JAN DEC JOBLESS RATE 7.5 7.3r 7.3r YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT RATE (15-24) 22.8 22.1r 21.9r EMPLOYMENT RATE (15-64) 61.9 61.8 62.0 r=revised