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 Unemployed population (Series 2021 - No.)
Characteristic Description
Name Unemployed population (Series 2021 - No.) by Sex, Age group and Highest completed level of education ; Quarterly
Regularity Monthly
Source Statistics Portugal, Labour force survey (Series 2021)
First available period 1st Quarter 2011
Last available period 2nd Quarter 2022
  • Data reference period (Quarter)
  • Place of residence
  • Sex
  • Age group
  • Highest completed level of education
  • UNEMPLOYED POPULATION:  Population formed by all unemployed persons
  • EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:  The degrees, diplomas, certificates, professional titles and so forth that an individual has acquired by study.
  • REFERENCE PERIOD:  The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
  • AGE GROUP:  The age interval in years to which a person belongs at the time of reference .
  • UNEMPLOYED:  All persons aged between 15 and 74 who during the reference period: a) neither had a job nor were at work; b) were available for paid employment or self-employment; c) had actively sought work, i.e. had taken specific steps during the specified period (reference period or the three previous weeks) to seek paid employment or self-employment. The following are considered as specific steps: a) having been in contact with a public employment office or with a private agency to find work; b) applying to employers directly; c) asking among friends, relatives, trade unions, etc., to find work; d) placing, answering or studying job advertisements; e) taking a recruitment test or examination or being interviewed; f) looking for land, premises or equipment; g) applying for permits, licences or financial resources. The job availability criteria are based on the following: a) the willingness to work; b) the desire to have paid employment or self-employment if the necessary resources can be obtained; c) availability to start working in the reference period or at least within two weeks. Includes all persons who, although already having a job, will only start working on a date subsequent to the reference period (the next three months).
Formule Estimated value
Measure unit (symbol) Number (No.)
Power of 10  3
Last update date 10/08/2022

information presented in 27/9/2022