Labour Force Survey results for the 1st quarter of 2011 with the adoption of a new methodology
- 1st Quarter 2011
18 May 2011
According to the new methodology announced in due course, the main Labour Force Survey results for the 1st quarter of 2011 are the following:
• The number of employed people was estimated to be 4 866.0 thousand.
• The number of unemployed people was estimated to be 688.9 thousand.
• The unemplyment rate was 12.4%.
Statistics Portugal starts the dissemination of Labour Force Survey results from: a new data collection mode associated to the use of telephone interviews; a change in the questionnaire; and the adoption of new field work supervision technologies.
In view of these changes, the results released for the 1st quarter of 2011 are not directly comparable with the results published for the previous quarters, entailing a series break.
The results of several tests lead by Statistics Portugal suggest that the continuation of the previous collection mode would have produced the following results: number of employed people – 4 945.7 thousand; number of unemployed people – 633.3 thousand; unemployment rate – 11.4%.