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Unemployment drops to 7.9%

by TPN/Lusa, in News · 10-05-2018 07:08:00 · 1 Comments

The unemployment rate in Portugal fell to 7.9% in the first quarter of 2018, a 0.2 percentage point drop compared with the previous quarter and 2.2 points less than in the first quarter of 2017 the Portuguese National Statistics Institute (INE) said on Wednesday.

Unemployment drops to 7.9%

 

“The number of unemployed, estimated at 410,100fel 2.8% (down 11,900) compared with the last quarter of 2017, it said.

 

Meanwhile, the number of people in work, estimated to be around 4,806,700 was almost unaltered in the first three months but was 148,600 more than 12 months earlier.

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of course unemployment is falling. The youth are leaving Portugal to find work in better paid countries thanks to their ability to speak English.
by mac from Porto on 10-05-2018 08:43:00

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Edition 1475
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