Portugal - Low-skilled poorly paid - May 31, 2016

Almost half the workforce with primary school level education and over 60 percent of the unemployed survived in 2014 on less than 610 euro per month, according to the Earnings and Living Conditions report released by the National Institute of Statistics. In 2014, the year of the study, a slight decrease in the level of earnings inequality was signalled. However, there remained ‘a very significant asymmetry relative to the 10 percent of the population with the highest resources in comparison with the other classes of earnings’, the report detailed before indicating ‘employment and more education mean higher earnings.’ Monetary income for the 10 percent of the adult population with the greatest resources, with an annual average income of 26,127 euro, was 10.6 times greater than the average earned by the 10 percent of the population with the lowest level of resources, on an average of 2,469 euro annually.

English: http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/half-of-low-educated-workers-on-less …  

Tables and press release: https://www.ine.pt/xportal …  

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