In this Press Release, Statistics Portugal starts the autonomous release of quarterly labour market flow statistics and begins to disseminate statistics on annual flows.
In the 4th quarter of 2021
Out of all those persons who were unemployed in the 3rd quarter of 2021, 52.8% (168.2 thousand) remained in that state in the 4th quarter of 2021, 27.1% (86.5 thousand) moved into employment and 20.1% (64.0 thousand) moved into inactivity.
Approximately one in three short-term unemployed (32.7%; 54.0 thousand) and one in six persons belonging to the “potential workforce” (17.4%; 31.2 thousand) in the 3rd quarter 2021 moved into employment in the 4th quarter of 2021.
In the same period, 9.9% (72.9 thousand) of all those persons who were self-employed in the previous quarter became employee. On the other hand, 1.9% (77.7 thousand) of all employees changed to self-employment.
One in five employees who, in the 3rd quarter of 2021, had a temporary work contract or other contractual arrangement moved into a permanent work contract in the 4th quarter of 2021 (20.3%; 143.2 thousand).
Considering the number of persons who remained employed between the 3rd and 4th quarter of 2021, 3.6% (168.4 thousand) changed job.
Of all unemployed throughout 2020, 31.3% (109.6 thousand) remained in that state one year later (in 2021), while 48.8% (171.3 thousand) moved into employment and 19.9% (69.9 thousand) changed to inactivity.
Among the short-term unemployed in 2020, 57.2% (133.8 thousand) moved into employment within a year (in 2021). At the same time, 32.1% (37.5 thousand) of those unemployed for 12 or more months changed to employment.
From 2020 to 2021, the percentage of persons who were self-employed and became employee was 10.5% (69.4 thousand).
In the same period, 35.6% (253.8 thousand) of employees who had a temporary work contract or other contractual arrangement moved to a permanent work contract.
Out of all those workers who, in 2020, had a part-time work, 27.6% (103.8 thousand) moved to full-time work in 2021.