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

Portuguese unemployment rate fell to 8.5 percent in the third quarter of 2017 from 8.8 percent in the previous period and 10.5 percent in the same quarter of 2016. It was the lowest jobless rate since the fourth quarter of 2008, as the number of unemployed declined by 17.4 thousand from the previous period to 444.0 thousand while the number of employed increased by 42.6 thousand to 4.80 million. Compared to a year earlier, unemployment went down by 105.5 thousand and employment increased by 141.5 thousand. Meanwhile, youth unemployment rate stood at 24.2 percent, up by 1.5 percentage points from the previous period and down by 1.9 percentage points a year earlier. Unemployment Rate in Portugal averaged 7.83 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
2017-05-10 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 8.5% 8.8% 8.5%
2018-02-08 11:00 AM Unemployment Rate
2018-05-10 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate
2018-08-09 10:00 AM Unemployment Rate


Portugal Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 8.50 8.80 17.50 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4712.80 4725.60 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 441.50 442.40 927.70 174.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 508.00 554.80 678.90 508.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 4295.00 4205.60 4516.50 3725.70 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 54.30 53.80 59.20 48.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.30 59.00 62.50 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 4.60 5.30 9.40 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 25.60 25.70 40.70 11.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 95.40 100.10 112.40 63.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 15068.00 11987.00 17645.00 1083.00 [+]
Wages 1130.37 1140.37 1142.59 809.34 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 4.90 4.30 7.00 -10.30 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 99.29 113.97 133.70 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 [+]
Unemployment Change -7416.00 1960.00 35638.00 -31613.00 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 615.00 644.00 675.00 615.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1360.00 1320.00 1400.00 1320.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 109.50 102.20 112.30 77.90 Index points [+]
Living Wage Family 870.00 835.00 910.00 835.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 595.00 555.00 595.00 555.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.60 0.70 1.20 -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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.50 8.80 17.50 3.70 1983 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.20 Oct/17
Italy 11.10 Oct/17
Turkey 10.60 Aug/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.80 Oct/17
Canada 5.90 Nov/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Australia 5.40 Oct/17
Russia 5.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 4.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Sep/17
United States 4.10 Nov/17
China 3.95 Sep/17
Germany 3.60 Oct/17
South Korea 3.60 Oct/17
Mexico 3.50 Oct/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.10 Nov/17
Japan 2.80 Oct/17