Employment in Portugal increased 0.3 percent from the previous period in the third quarter of 2019. Employment Change in Portugal averaged 0.10 percent from 1995 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1.30 percent in the third quarter of 2014 and a record low of -3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Employment Change in Portugal is expected to be 0.60 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Change in Portugal to stand at 0.40 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Portugal Employment Change is projected to trend around 0.30 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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Portugal Employment Change

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
0.30 -0.30 1.30 -3.00 1995 - 2019 percent Quarterly
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Portugal Employment Change
In Portugal, employment change refers to the quarterly change in the number of persons who work for pay or profit, or perform unpaid family work. Estimates include both full-time and part-time employment.

Portugal Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.10 6.30 17.50 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4840.60 4869.40 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 351.60 343.60 927.70 174.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 490.30 518.70 678.90 490.30 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 4457.50 4398.00 4516.50 3725.70 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 55.80 55.50 59.20 48.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.50 59.20 62.50 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.80 2.90 9.40 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.00 18.30 41.40 11.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 97.80 103.90 112.50 63.20 points [+]
Job Vacancies 9020.00 11013.00 17645.00 1083.00 [+]
Wages 1188.06 1170.63 1188.06 809.34 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 139.97 107.45 146.86 85.00 points [+]
Wage Growth 3.30 6.10 8.50 -10.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 700.00 700.00 700.00 356.72 EUR/Month [+]
Population 10.29 10.31 10.57 8.62 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.42 66.33 66.42 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.42 66.33 66.42 65.00 [+]
Unemployment Change 5942.00 -1263.00 35638.00 -31613.00 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 659.00 626.00 687.00 626.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1430.00 1340.00 1430.00 1340.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 111.70 102.80 111.70 78.00 points [+]
Living Wage Family 990.00 960.00 990.00 800.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 670.00 650.00 670.00 505.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.30 -0.30 1.30 -3.00 percent [+]