The number of unemployed persons in Portugal decreased to 343.90 Thousand in February of 2019 from 361.80 Thousand in January of 2019. Unemployed Persons in Portugal averaged 462.97 Thousand from 1983 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 927.70 Thousand in January of 2013 and a record low of 174.60 Thousand in May of 1991.

Unemployed Persons in Portugal is expected to be 312.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Unemployed Persons in Portugal to stand at 291.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Portugal Unemployed Persons is projected to trend around 260.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Portugal Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.70 6.70 17.50 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4809.40 4807.80 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 343.90 361.80 927.70 174.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 516.10 505.00 678.90 505.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 4367.00 4397.70 4516.50 3725.70 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 55.10 55.40 59.20 48.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.10 59.40 62.50 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.90 3.10 9.40 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 16.40 17.60 41.40 11.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 112.00 96.70 112.50 63.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 10805.00 12515.00 17645.00 1083.00 [+]
Wages 1166.86 1150.62 1166.86 809.34 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 104.55 104.27 146.58 85.38 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 2.90 8.40 8.40 -10.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 700.00 676.67 700.00 356.72 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 4138.00 656.00 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 100.40 108.70 111.50 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 0.50 0.00 1.30 -3.00 percent [+]


Portugal Unemployed Persons

In Portugal, unemployed persons are individuals who are without a job and actively seeking to work. This page provides - Portugal Unemployed Persons - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Portugal Unemployed Persons - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
343.90 361.80 927.70 174.60 1983 - 2019 Thousand Monthly
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