Employment Rate in Portugal increased to 55.40 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 55.10 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Employment Rate in Portugal averaged 55.36 percent from 1998 until 2018, 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 54.80 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 55.20 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 6.70 6.70 17.50 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4821.90 4826.40 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 340.10 345.40 927.70 174.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 505.00 507.30 678.90 505.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 4397.70 4366.80 4516.50 3725.70 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 55.40 55.10 59.20 48.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.40 59.00 62.50 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 3.10 3.70 9.40 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 19.60 19.50 41.30 11.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 103.20 95.50 112.50 63.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 12064.00 10411.00 17645.00 1083.00 [+]
Wages 1148.29 1144.61 1148.29 809.34 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 3.50 3.30 7.80 -10.10 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 103.36 119.98 140.15 85.38 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 676.67 676.67 676.67 356.72 EUR/Month [+]
Population 10.29 10.31 10.57 8.62 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.33 66.25 66.33 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.33 66.25 66.33 65.00 [+]
Unemployment Change 788.00 7560.00 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 101.80 98.80 111.50 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 -0.30 1.00 1.20 -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 November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
55.40 55.10 59.20 48.80 1998 - 2018 percent Quarterly




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Mexico 96.40 Sep/18
Switzerland 79.90 Jun/18
Netherlands 77.00 Jun/18
United Kingdom 75.50 Aug/18
Germany 75.40 Jun/18
France 65.90 Sep/18
Spain 64.01 Sep/18
Australia 62.20 Sep/18
Canada 61.50 Oct/18
South Korea 61.20 Oct/18
United States 60.60 Oct/18
Japan 60.50 Sep/18
Russia 60.30 Sep/18
Italy 58.80 Sep/18
Brazil 54.40 Sep/18
Turkey 47.60 Aug/18
South Africa 43.10 Sep/18
Argentina 41.90 Jun/18


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