Portugal - Employment and unemployment developments - September 30, 2019

According to Statistics Portugal in July 2019 the unemployment rate was 6.4%, corresponding to a decrease of 0.1 percentage points (pp) from the previous month, 0.2 pp from three months before and 0.4 pp from the same month of 2018. In comparison to the previous month, the unemployed population has decreased by 5,0 people (1.5%) and the employed population has increased by 11,400 people (0.2%). The provisional unemployment rate estimate for August 2019 was 6.2% and decreased by 0.2 pp from the previous month.

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