Labor Force Participation Rate in Portugal remained unchanged at 59.10 percent in the first quarter of 2019 from 59.10 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018. Labor Force Participation Rate in Portugal averaged 60.62 percent from 1998 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 62.50 percent in the third quarter of 2007 and a record low of 58.10 percent in the first quarter of 2016.

Labor Force Participation Rate in Portugal is expected to be 59.10 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Labor Force Participation Rate in Portugal to stand at 59.10 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Portugal Labor Force Participation Rate is projected to trend around 59.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Portugal Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.80 6.70 17.50 3.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 4821.80 4810.50 5007.40 4215.20 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 347.20 343.80 927.70 174.60 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 523.60 516.10 678.90 505.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 4356.60 4367.00 4516.50 3725.70 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 55.10 55.10 59.20 48.80 percent [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 59.10 59.10 62.50 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 2.70 2.90 9.40 1.40 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 17.20 17.20 41.40 11.10 percent [+]
Labour Costs 96.70 112.00 112.50 63.20 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 12089.00 10805.00 17645.00 1083.00 [+]
Wages 1166.86 1150.62 1166.86 809.34 EUR/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 108.06 104.55 146.58 85.38 Index Points [+]
Wage Growth 4.90 4.70 8.50 -10.10 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 700.00 676.67 700.00 356.72 EUR/Month [+]
Population 10.29 10.31 10.57 8.62 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.42 66.33 66.42 65.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.42 66.33 66.42 65.00 [+]
Unemployment Change -8926.00 -8070.00 35638.00 -31613.00 [+]
Wages Low Skilled 659.00 626.00 687.00 626.00 EUR/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 1430.00 1340.00 1430.00 1340.00 EUR/Month [+]
Productivity 99.60 100.40 111.50 78.00 Index points [+]
Living Wage Family 990.00 960.00 990.00 800.00 EUR/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 670.00 650.00 670.00 505.00 EUR/Month [+]
Employment Change 0.40 0.50 1.30 -3.00 percent [+]


Portugal Labor Force Participation Rate

The labour force participation rate is the number of persons who are employed and unemployed but looking for a job divided by the total working-age population. This page provides - Portugal Labor Force Participation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Portugal Labor Force Participation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
59.10 59.10 62.50 58.10 1998 - 2019 percent Quarterly




Country Last Previous
United Kingdom 79.20 Mar/19
France 72.30 Mar/19
Netherlands 71.00 Apr/19
Indonesia 69.20 Dec/18
Switzerland 68.30 Mar/19
Singapore 67.70 Dec/18
Australia 66.00 May/19
Canada 65.70 May/19
Italy 65.70 Apr/19
South Korea 64.00 May/19
United States 62.80 May/19
Japan 62.10 Apr/19
Russia 62.10 Feb/19
Brazil 61.90 Apr/19
Germany 61.80 Dec/18
Mexico 59.70 Apr/19
South Africa 58.80 Mar/19
Spain 58.35 Mar/19
Euro Area 57.40 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 55.90 Dec/18
Turkey 53.30 Mar/19
India 50.30 Dec/14
Argentina 47.00 Mar/19


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