Employment Rate in Portugal increased to 55.50 percent in the second quarter of 2019 from 55.10 percent in the first quarter of 2019. Employment Rate in Portugal averaged 55.35 percent from 1998 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 59.20 percent in the second quarter of 2002 and a record low of 48.80 percent in the first quarter of 2013.

Employment Rate in Portugal is expected to be 55.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Employment Rate in Portugal to stand at 55.60 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Portugal Employment Rate is projected to trend around 55.90 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Portugal Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.30 6.80 17.50 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4887.80 4877.80 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 311.40 319.30 927.70 174.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 518.70 523.60 678.90 505.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 4398.00 4356.60 4516.50 3725.70 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 55.50 55.10 59.20 48.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.20 59.10 62.50 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.70 2.70 9.40 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.60 19.30 41.40 11.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 103.90 96.70 112.50 63.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 9375.00 11332.00 17645.00 1083.00 [+]
Wages 1170.63 1166.86 1170.63 809.34 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 125.04 135.71 146.86 85.00 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 3.40 3.60 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 -901.00 -6980.00 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 102.80 99.60 111.50 78.00 Index 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 -0.60 0.40 1.30 -3.00 percent [+]


Portugal Employment Rate

In Portugal, the employment rate measures the number of people who have a job as a percentage of the working age population. This page provides - Portugal Employment Rate- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Portugal Employment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55.50 55.10 59.20 48.80 1998 - 2019 percent Quarterly




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Mexico 96.20 Sep/19
Switzerland 80.60 Jun/19
Netherlands 78.10 Jun/19
Germany 76.50 Jun/19
United Kingdom 75.90 Jul/19
France 66.00 Jun/19
Spain 64.49 Jun/19
Australia 62.70 Sep/19
Canada 62.10 Sep/19
South Korea 61.50 Sep/19
United States 61.00 Sep/19
Japan 60.90 Aug/19
Russia 59.90 Aug/19
Italy 59.10 Jul/19
Brazil 54.70 Aug/19
India 46.80 Dec/18
Turkey 45.50 Jul/19
Argentina 42.60 Jun/19
South Africa 42.44 Jun/19


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