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July unemployment rate revised down to 8.9%

by TPN/Lusa, in News · 01-10-2017 08:35:00 · 0 Comments

Portugal's National Statistics Institute (INE) has revised the July unemployment rate down by 0.2 percentage points to 8.9%, the lowest figure since November 2008, estimating that the same rate would be recorded in August.

July unemployment rate revised down to 8.9%

 

The figure for July ris down 0.2 percentage points from the previous month and is 0.6 percentage points lower than three months earlier, according to INE.

 

The provisional estimate of the unemployed population in August was 461,400people, rising 0.4% (1,800 people) against the previous month (July 2017) and 2.6% (12,400 people) compared to three months earlier (May 2017).

 

The number of people in Portugal receiving unemployment benefits totalled 185,473 in August, down 14.3% on the same month of last year and the lowest since January 2002, according to official figures released earlier this month.

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