Portugal Unemployment Rate  1983-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Portuguese unemployment rate fell to 8.8 percent in the second quarter of 2017 from 10.1 percent in the previous period and 10.8 percent in the same quarter of 2016. It was the lowest jobless rate since the first quarter of 2009, as the number of unemployed declined by 62.5 thousand from the previous period to 461.4 thousand while the number of employed increased by 102.3 thousand to 4.76 million. Compared to a year earlier, unemployment went down by 97.9 thousand and employment increased by 157.9 thousand. Also, youth unemployment rate fell to 22.7 percent, down by 2.4 percentage points from the previous period and by 4.2 percentage points a year earlier. Unemployment Rate in Portugal averaged 7.82 percent from 1983 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 17.50 percent in the first quarter of 2013 and a record low of 3.70 percent in the second quarter of 2000.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-02-08 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.5% 10.5% 10.4%
2017-05-10 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 10.1% 10.5% 10.9%
2017-08-09 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8.8% 10.1% 9.2%
2017-11-08 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate 8.8% 8.5%


Portugal Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.80 10.10 17.50 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4723.00 4729.50 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 453.30 452.20 927.70 174.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 554.80 550.70 678.90 541.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 4205.60 4107.50 4516.50 3725.70 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 53.80 52.60 59.20 48.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.00 58.50 62.50 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 5.30 5.90 9.40 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 24.60 23.00 40.70 11.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 100.10 93.10 112.40 63.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 10444.00 11482.00 17645.00 1083.00 [+]
Wages 1130.37 1140.37 1142.59 809.34 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 5.50 4.70 7.00 -10.30 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 113.97 123.51 133.70 85.38 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 649.83 618.33 649.83 356.72 EUR/Month [+]
Population 10.31 10.34 10.57 8.62 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.25 66.17 66.25 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.25 66.17 66.25 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 764.90 718.60 764.90 694.10 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 626.40 588.30 626.40 567.20 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 102.20 98.50 112.30 77.90 Index points [+]
Wages Low Skilled 663.00 606.00 663.00 540.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1310.00 1340.00 1390.00 1120.00 EUR/Month [+]
Unemployment Change 1960.00 -1914.00 35638.00 -31613.00 [+]
Employment Change 0.70 1.00 1.40 -3.00 percent [+]


Portugal Unemployment Rate

In Portugal, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Portugal Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Portugal Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.80 10.10 17.50 3.70 1983 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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