Labor Force Participation Rate in Portugal decreased to 59.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 from 59.40 percent in the third quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Portugal averaged 60.64 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 59.00 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 59.20 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Portugal Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 59.50 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 4809.40 4807.80 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 361.80 354.20 927.70 174.60 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 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 April of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.10 59.40 62.50 58.10 1998 - 2018 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.30 Jan/19
France 72.30 Dec/18
Netherlands 71.00 Mar/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.50 Sep/18
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Australia 65.70 Mar/19
Canada 65.70 Mar/19
Italy 65.70 Feb/19
South Korea 63.10 Mar/19
United States 63.00 Mar/19
Russia 62.10 Feb/19
Brazil 61.60 Feb/19
Germany 61.50 Sep/18
Japan 61.40 Feb/19
South Africa 59.40 Dec/18
Mexico 59.20 Jan/19
Spain 58.61 Dec/18
Euro Area 57.30 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 55.90 Dec/18
Turkey 52.90 Jan/19
India 52.50 Dec/13
Argentina 46.50 Dec/18


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