Labor Force Participation Rate in Portugal increased to 59.40 percent in the third quarter of 2018 from 59 percent in the second quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Portugal averaged 60.65 percent from 1998 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 62.50 percent in the third quarter of 2007 and a record low of 58.10 percent in the first quarter of 2016.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Portugal is expected to be 59.80 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Portugal to stand at 60.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Portugal Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 60.10 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 4811.20 4821.90 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 351.70 340.10 927.70 174.60 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 21.40 19.60 41.30 11.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 96.70 103.20 112.50 63.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 12833.00 12064.00 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 108.70 101.80 111.50 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 Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rate is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - Portugal Labor Force Participation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Portugal Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.40 59.00 62.50 58.10 1998 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.00 Sep/18
France 72.30 Sep/18
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.40 Jun/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/17
Italy 65.80 Oct/18
Australia 65.60 Oct/18
Canada 65.40 Nov/18
Netherlands 64.20 Jun/18
South Korea 63.40 Oct/18
United States 62.90 Nov/18
Russia 62.80 Oct/18
Japan 62.00 Oct/18
Brazil 61.70 Sep/18
Germany 60.90 Jun/18
Mexico 59.50 Sep/18
South Africa 59.50 Sep/18
Spain 58.73 Sep/18
Euro Area 57.20 Jun/18
Saudi Arabia 56.20 Jun/18
Turkey 53.50 Aug/18
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.40 Jun/18


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