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

The unemployment rate in Portugal fell to 10.1 percent in the first three months of 2017, below 10.5 percent in the previous period and reaching the lowest rate since the last quarter of 2009. There were 523.9 thousand unemployed persons, 19.3 thousand less than in the previous quarter and employment reached 4658.1 thousand, 14.5 thousand more than in the previous period . It is the first increase in employment for a first quarter since the series began in 2011. The labour force reached 5182 thousand, down by 4.8 thousand quarter-on-quarter. Compared to a year earlier, unemployment went down by 116.3 thousand; employment increased by 144.8 thousand and the labour force rose by 28.6 thousand. Youth unemployment rate fell to 25.1 percent, down by 2.6 pp from the previous period and by 5.9 pp a year earlier. Unemployment Rate in Portugal averaged 7.81 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 Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-11-09 11:00 AM Q3 10.5% 10.8% 11.1%
2017-02-08 11:00 AM Q4 10.5% 10.5% 10.4%
2017-05-10 10:00 AM Q1 10.1% 10.5% 10.9%
2017-08-09 10:00 AM Q2 10.1% 10.4%
2017-11-09 11:00 AM Q3 10.2%




Portugal Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.10 10.50 17.50 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4630.30 4578.90 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 513.70 526.10 927.70 174.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 550.70 553.50 678.90 541.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 4107.50 4090.10 4516.50 3725.70 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 52.60 52.40 59.20 48.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.50 58.60 62.50 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 5.90 6.10 9.40 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 23.30 24.40 40.70 11.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 102.10 93.80 112.40 63.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 10977.00 15892.00 17645.00 1083.00 [+]
Wages 1130.37 1140.37 1142.59 809.34 EUR/Month [+]
Wage Growth 1.80 1.60 7.00 -10.30 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 101.18 96.32 133.70 85.38 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 649.83 618.33 649.83 356.72 EUR/Month [+]
Population 10.34 10.37 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 103.70 112.30 112.30 77.90 Index points [+]
Unemployment Change -20513.00 -16155.00 35638.00 -31613.00 [+]
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 [+]
Employment Change 0.40 1.30 1.40 -3.00 percent [+]


Portugal Unemployment Rate Notes

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 May of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.10 10.50 17.50 3.70 1983 - 2017 percent Quarterly
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unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.70 Mar/17
Turkey 12.60 Feb/17
Italy 11.70 Mar/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.50 Mar/17
Canada 6.50 Apr/17
Australia 5.70 Apr/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.30 Apr/17
Netherlands 5.10 Apr/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Mar/17
United States 4.40 Apr/17
South Korea 4.00 Apr/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Mar/17
Switzerland 3.30 Apr/17
Mexico 3.19 Mar/17
Japan 2.80 Mar/17