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

Portuguese unemployment rate declined to 10.5 percent in the third quarter of 2016 from 10.8 percent in the previous period. It was the lowest level since the last quarter of 2009, as the number of unemployed fell 1.8 percent while employment rose 1.3 percent. A year ago the unemployment rate was recorded at 11.9 percent. Unemployment Rate in Portugal averaged 7.78 percent from 1983 until 2016, 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)
2016-05-11 10:00 AM Q1 12.4% 12.2% 12.4%
2016-08-10 10:00 AM Q2 10.8% 12.4% 11.1%
2016-11-09 11:00 AM Q3 10.5% 10.8% 11.1%
2017-02-08 11:00 AM Q4 10.5% 10.6%
2017-05-11 10:00 AM Q1 10.9%
2017-08-10 10:00 AM Q2 10.4%




Portugal Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 10.50 10.80 17.50 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4570.50 4587.00 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 538.80 549.50 927.70 174.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 555.50 547.20 678.90 541.70 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 4106.00 4055.40 4516.50 3725.70 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 52.60 51.90 59.20 48.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.80 58.30 62.50 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 6.20 6.70 9.40 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 28.40 27.80 40.60 11.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 94.00 98.00 112.40 63.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 9445.00 11158.00 17645.00 1083.00 [+]
Wages 1130.37 1140.37 1142.59 809.34 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 118.32 95.44 133.70 85.38 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 2.30 2.50 7.00 -10.30 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 649.83 618.33 649.83 356.72 EUR/Month [+]
Population 10.37 10.43 10.57 8.62 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 65.00 [+]
Living Wage Family 1020.00 1040.00 1110.00 1020.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 565.00 577.00 600.00 565.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 112.30 103.40 112.30 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 [+]
Employment Change 1.30 0.40 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 January of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
10.50 10.80 17.50 3.70 1983 - 2016 percent Quarterly
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