Portugal: Unemployment rate

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 Portugal

Unemployment rate, percent

 Latest value 7
 Reference February 2024
 Measure percent
 Data availability February 1998 - February 2024
 Average 9.31
 Min - Max 4.9 - 18.6
 Source Eurostat
For that indicator, we provide data for Portugal from February 1998 to February 2024. The average value for Portugal during that period was 9.31 percent with a minimum of 4.9 percent in June 2000 and a maximum of 18.6 percent in January 2013. Click on the following link to see the values of Unemployment rate, percent around the world.
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Portugal - Unemployment rate  - recent values

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Portugal - Unemployment rate  - historical chart - 1998-2024
Measure: percent
Source: Eurostat


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Definition: The unemployment rate represents the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Labor force 5.31 2022 million people
 Unemployment rate 6.01 2022 percent
 Female unemployment 6.09 2022 percent
 Male unemployment 5.48 2022 percent
 Youth unemployment 18.58 2023 percent
 Labor force participation 59.19 2023 percent
 Labor force: percent female 49.77 2022 percent
 Female labor force participation 55.29 2023 percent
 Male labor force participation 63.65 2023 percent
 Self-employment 15.16 2022 percent
 Employment 4.98 Q3/2023 million employed people
 Unemployment rate 6.60 9/2023 percent
 Labor cost 112.40 Q3/2023 index points
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