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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Portugal

Portugal Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 7.1 % 1Q/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 23 % Mar/21
Employed Persons 4676 Thousand Person | 4.676 Million Person Mar/21
Employment Change  1.9 % 4Q/20
Employment Rate  53.9 % 1Q/21
Full Time Employment 4305 Thousand Person 1Q/21
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.4 % 3Q/20
Part Time Employment 377 Thousand Persons 1Q/21
Unemployed Persons 340 Thousand Persons | 0.34 Million Persons Mar/21
Unemployment Change 1008 Persons | 1.008 K Persons Mar/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Portugal - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Portugal?

  • Unemployment Rate in Portugal decreased to 7.1 % in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 18.5 % and minimum was 3.7 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
7.1 1Q/21 12.05.2021
7.1 4Q/20 10.02.2021
7.8 3Q/20 04.11.2020
5.6 2Q/20 05.08.2020
6.7 1Q/20 06.05.2020
6.7 4Q/19 05.02.2020
6.1 3Q/19 06.11.2019
6.3 2Q/19 29.10.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Portugal by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Marcelo Rebelo 09.03.2016 - 12.4000 7.9000 12.4000 7.9000 -36.29%
Aníbal Silva 09.03.2006 - 09.03.2016 7.7000 12.2000 17.5000 7.2000 58.44%
Jorge Sampaio 09.03.1996 - 09.03.2006 7.5000 8.0000 8.0000 3.7000 6.67%
Mário Soares 09.03.1986 - 09.03.1996 8.9000 7.3000 8.9000 3.8000 -17.98%


Latest data on Youth Unemployment Rate (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate
                     Portugal - Historical Data (%)

What is Youth Unemployment Rate in Portugal?

  • Youth Unemployment Rate in Portugal increased to 23 % in March 2021. The maximum rate was 41.4 % and minimum was 11.1 %.
  • Data published Monthly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
23 Mar/21 01.05.2021
21.6 Feb/21 10.04.2021
24.6 Jan/21 06.03.2021
22.5 Dec/20 06.02.2021
23.3 Nov/20 09.01.2021
23.9 Oct/20 02.12.2020
24 Sep/20 31.10.2020
26.3 Aug/20 03.10.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Youth Unemployment Rate in Portugal by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Marcelo Rebelo 09.03.2016 - 31.2000 22.1000 31.2000 21.3000 -29.17%
Aníbal Silva 09.03.2006 - 09.03.2016 20.5000 30.1000 40.7000 20.1000 46.83%
Jorge Sampaio 09.03.1996 - 09.03.2006 19.0000 20.0000 21.5000 11.5000 5.26%
Mário Soares 09.03.1986 - 09.03.1996 22.7000 18.7000 22.7000 11.1000 -17.62%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Portugal - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Portugal?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Portugal increased to 4676 Thousand Person (4.676 Million Person) in March 2021. The maximum rate was 5007 Thousand Person and minimum was 4215 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Monthly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
4676 Mar/21 01.05.2021
4645 Feb/21 10.04.2021
4647 Jan/21 06.03.2021
4765 Dec/20 30.01.2021
4802 Nov/20 09.01.2021
4768 Oct/20 05.12.2020
4762 Sep/20 29.10.2020
4737 Aug/20 03.10.2020


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Portugal by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Change  (%)

Employment Change 
                     Portugal - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Change rate in Portugal?

  • Employment Change in Portugal increased by 1.9 % in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum change was 1.9 % and minimum was -3.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
1.9 4Q/20 20.04.2021
1.2 3Q/20 16.02.2021
-3.4 2Q/20 21.09.2020
-0.5 1Q/20 17.06.2020
0 4Q/19 10.03.2020
0.3 3Q/19 05.12.2019
-0.6 2Q/19 29.10.2019
0.4 1Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Change  in Portugal by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Portugal - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Portugal?

  • Employment Rate in Portugal decreased to 53.9 % in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 59.2 % and minimum was 46.7 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
53.9 1Q/21 12.05.2021
54.5 4Q/20 10.02.2021
53.9 3Q/20 07.11.2020
53.2 2Q/20 05.08.2020
54.7 1Q/20 06.05.2020
55.3 4Q/19 08.02.2020
55.8 3Q/19 06.11.2019
55.5 2Q/19 29.10.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in Portugal by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Full Time Employment (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment
                     Portugal - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

What is the number of full-time workers in Portugal?

  • Full Time Employment in Portugal decreased to 4305 Thousand Person in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 4516 Thousand Person and minimum was 3726 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
4305 1Q/21 13.05.2021
4392 4Q/20 10.02.2021
4315 3Q/20 07.11.2020
4275 2Q/20 08.08.2020
4381 1Q/20 06.05.2020
4408 4Q/19 08.02.2020
4458 3Q/19 06.11.2019
4398 2Q/19 29.10.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Full Time Employment in Portugal by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Long Term Unemployment Rate (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate
                     Portugal - Historical Data (%)

What is Long Term Unemployment Rate in Portugal?

  • Long Term Unemployment Rate in Portugal increased to 2.4 % in the third quarter of 2020. The maximum rate was 9.4 % and minimum was 1.4 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by Eurostat.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
2.4 3Q/20 28.11.2020
1.7 2Q/20 12.09.2020
2.5 1Q/20 17.06.2020
2.8 4Q/19 21.04.2020
2.8 3Q/19 21.01.2020
2.9 2Q/19 12.11.2019
2.7 1Q/19 29.10.2019
2.7 4Q/18 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Long Term Unemployment Rate in Portugal by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Part Time Employment (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment
                     Portugal - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

What is Part Time Employment in Portugal?

  • Part Time Employment in Portugal decreased to 377 Thousand Persons in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 679 Thousand Persons and minimum was 377 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by Statistics.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
377 1Q/21 13.05.2021
468 4Q/20 10.02.2021
485 3Q/20 07.11.2020
456 2Q/20 08.08.2020
485 1Q/20 06.05.2020
500 4Q/19 08.02.2020
490 3Q/19 06.11.2019
519 2Q/19 29.10.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Part Time Employment in Portugal by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployment Change (Persons)

Unemployment Change
                     Portugal - Historical Data (Persons)

What is Unemployment Change in Portugal?

  • Unemployment Change in Portugal increased by 1008 Persons (1.008 K Persons) in March 2021. The maximum change was 48562 Persons and minimum was -31613 Persons.
  • Data published Monthly by Institute of Employment and Professional Formation.

Historical Data (Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
1008 Mar/21 13.05.2021
3967 Dec/20 20.01.2021
-6620 Oct/20 19.11.2020
2029 Aug/20 28.09.2020
16611 May/20 02.07.2020
28199 Mar/20 05.05.2020
5942 Nov/19 20.01.2020
-1263 Oct/19 21.11.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Persons)

Unemployment Change in Portugal by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Portugal

Index Updated Actual Previous
Retirement Age Men 2021 66.5 66.42
Wages 2019 1442.746 USD/Month 1422.1
Job Vacancies Mar/21 12.05 K 7.677
Labor Force Participation Rate 1Q/21 58 % 58.5
Living Wage Individual 2018 755.355 USD/Month 732.807

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Austria Apr/21 8.7 % 9.4
Ireland Apr/21 5.8 % 5.8
Luxembourg Mar/21 6.1 % 6.2
Spain 1Q/21 15.98 % 16.13
Iceland Mar/21 8.3 % 6.4
Norway Mar/21 5 % 4.8
Belarus Dec/19 0.2 % 0.3
Belgium Mar/21 5.8 % 5.7
Bulgaria Mar/21 6.5 % 6.9
Croatia Mar/21 9.3 % 9.7
Cyprus Mar/21 7.1 % 6.8
Czech Republic Apr/21 4.1 % 4.2
Denmark Mar/21 4.5 % 4.6
Estonia 4Q/20 7.4 % 7.7
Euro Area Mar/21 8.1 % 8.2
European Union Mar/21 7.3 % 7.4
Finland Mar/21 8.1 % 8.1
France 4Q/20 8 % 9.1
Germany Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Greece Dec/20 15.8 % 16.2
Hungary Mar/21 4.5 % 4.5
Italy Mar/21 10.1 % 10.2
Latvia 4Q/20 7.9 % 8.4
Lithuania Apr/21 14.3 % 15.1
Macedonia 4Q/20 16.1 % 16.5
Malta 4Q/20 4.4 % 4.6
Moldova 4Q/20 3.6 % 3.4
Montenegro Apr/21 24.32 % 23.83
Netherlands Mar/21 3.5 % 3.6
Poland Mar/21 6.4 % 6.5
Portugal 1Q/21 7.1 % 7.3
Romania Mar/21 5.5 % 5.7
Russia Mar/21 5.4 % 5.7
Serbia 4Q/20 9.9 % 9
Slovakia Mar/21 8 % 7.9
Slovenia Feb/21 9 % 9.4
Sweden Mar/21 10 % 9.7
Switzerland Apr/21 3.3 % 3.4
Turkey Mar/21 13.1 % 13.2
Ukraine 4Q/20 10.1 % 9.5
United Kingdom Aug/19 3.9 %
Liechtenstein 2019 1.5 % 1.7
Albania 4Q/20 12.3 % 12.1
Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb/21 33.68 % 33.89
Kosovo 3Q/20 24.6 % 27.2