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StatsLab – Estatísticas em Desenvolvimento (Statistics in Development), is an area available at Statistics Portugal's website where new statistical products are presented before being finalized, aiming at taking advantage of new data sources and new methodologies. Statistics in Development stand out due to two distinct characteristics: (i) they are part of new statistical product projects still under development; (ii) they stand for information potentially relevant for economic and social analysis.

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Cities and Functional Urban Areas
Indicators for characterising the labour market of cities and functional urban areas 2020
This press release presents a set of indicators for Cities and Functional Urban Areas based on the Lists of Personnel (Annex A of the Single Report) of the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security (see technical note at the end of the press release). In this context, it is important to note that the Lists of Personnel correspond to administrative data, partially covering economic activity, including mainly workers from the private sector, and that in this exercise only full-time and fully paid employees are considered (see technical note at the end of the press release). The dimensions analysed in this press release regarding employment poles and employment structure may be revisited with the final results of the 2021 Census, but not the component referring to earnings.

This experimental exercise is part of a viability study on the calculation of employment indicators by place of work for Cities and Functional Urban Areas, carried out within the framework of a Eurostat grant dedicated to the collection of sub-national and city statistics1 . The Portuguese Cities and Functional Urban Areas follow the definitions established in the European Regulation TERCET2 , which amended the Regulation of NUTS regions to include other territorial classifications, used as a reference for the territorially differentiated analysis of the European Union

Monthly Business Demography - January 2018 to August 2021
Statistics Portugal presents the main results obtained in the scope of a new study carried out based on information from two administrative sources: the Monthly Statement of Remunerations from Social Security and the E-invoice system from Tax Authority. This project was promoted and financed by Eurostat, in the context of the new European Business Statistics Regulation, and aim to define a new methodology to produce quarterly/monthly indicators on business demography.

Considering that the results were obtained based on administrative data, gradually explored by INE, but whose exploration can still be deepened, it was decided to publish these indicators in StatsLab, since the results can be adjusted when data reaches greater maturity. Even so, these data already allow to identify the monthly dynamics of the Portuguese business demography, regarding births

COVID-19 pandemic in Portugal: Regional Economic Activity E-invoice 2019 – 2020
In the framework of a protocol signed between the two entities, Tax and Customs Authority transmits monthly information to Statistics Portugal obtained through the E-invoice system (E-fatura). This information allows the evaluation of the economy behaviour from a regional perspective in the period from March (beginning of the pandemic economic effects) to November 2020 (last month available) compared to the same period in 2019.

Stats E – Innovative enterprises study 2018
The integration of survey data with administrative data has enabled Statistics Portugal, under conditions of appropriate protection of statistical confidentiality, a fundamental principle of official statistics, to build a powerful enterprise database: the Stats E.

The Stats E, according to our best knowledge, is already one of the most advanced enterprise database in international terms. Its analytical exploration is still under development from three perspectives:
  • exploitation for a more efficient production of existing official statistics;
  • design of new official statistics which are made available at an early stage in STATSLab;
  • support for scientific research.
This study corresponds to the first perspective mentioned and aims to illustrate the analytical possibilities associated with the exploitation of Stats E, showing how innovation, sector of activity, enterprise size-class (levels of persons employed) and human resources qualifications are related. In particular, the results obtained by the Community Innovation Survey (CIS) are related to the characteristics, of the same enterprises in that survey, available under the Integrated Business Accounts System (IBAS), Single Report (SR) and Survey on ICT Usage and E-commerce in Enterprises (IUTICE).
Information dedicated to the relative performance of innovative and non-innovative enterprises in High and medium-high technology sectors is also presented, which include the sectors of High-technology industries, Medium-high technology industries and High-tech knowledge-intensive services sector..

Survey on the Identification of Qualifications Needs in Enterprises 2020
Statistics Portugal presents the main results of the Survey on the Identification of Qualifications Needs in Enterprises. This is a survey conducted for the first time in the National Statistical System, promoted by Statistics Portugal between March and June this year in collaboration with ANQEP(Agência Nacional para a Qualificação e o Ensino Profissional) and DGEEC (Direção-Geral de Estatísticas da Educação e Ciência), with the year 2020 as reference, which allowed to obtain 4 313 valid answers (73,2% of the sample).
Considering that the results obtained may reflect the exceptional moment that economic activity has faced, given that the period of response to this survey began a week before the declaration of the state of emergency and lasted until the end of June, it was chosen to publish this information in this space, considering that the results in another context could be different, although this information still allows to identify the most needed qualifications in the next 2 years by the Portuguese enterprises.

Income statistics at the local level - Reported income on Personal Income Tax indicators
Statistics Portugal (SP) releases annually the Income Statistics at the local level produced on the basis of anonymized fiscal data from the Tax and Customs Authority (AT) related to the Settlement note of Personal Income Tax (IRS – Modelo 3), obtained under an agreement between AT and SP.
These results are based on the values of Gross reported income, of Personal income paid tax and of the derivate variable of Gross reported income, less personal income paid tax, by tax household and by taxable person. The results are structured in summary files for the municipalities with 2 000 or more taxable persons and for the 25 NUTS III sub-regions of the country.

Population mobility indicators at regional level - a view based on Meta's "Data for Good" initiative
Taking advantage of Meta's "Data for Good" initiative, population mobility some indicators are released at the NUTS III level. This data corresponds to location updates collected from the mobile devices of users of the Meta application who have the ‘’ location history ’option turned on. Only data with a location accuracy (GPS) of less than 200 meters is considered and, in the case of a user presenting multiple locations, resulting from more than one associated mobile device, Meta considers only the data with greater location accuracy. The release of results for NUTS III level implies a minimum of 300 unique users, per sub-region.

Gross monthly earnings per employee (Social Security – Data analysed by Statistics Portugal)
Statistics Portugal publishes quarterly, statistics on remuneration based on the information of the Monthly Statement of Remunerations transmitted by companies to the Social Security and the Contribution Ratio of Caixa Geral de Aposentações' subscribers.
This information concerns around 400 thousand companies and approximately 4.2 million employees. In the future, when Statistics Portugal has information at the employee level, it is intended to complement these statistics with others that will make it possible, among other possibilities, to know the distribution of wages and to carry out the socio-demographic characterization of workers.
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With the stabilization of the procedures adopted in the production of these data, from the edition of the Press release referring to the 3rd quarter of 2021, the release of results as official statistics begins, and they are no longer disclosed in this page.

Social Economy Sector Survey - 2018
Statistics Portugal presents the main results of the Social Economy Sector Survey, on the occasion of the European Day of Social Economy Enterprises. This is a survey conducted for the first time in the National Statistical System, promoted by Statistics Portugal between June and September this year in collaboration with CASES, with the year 2018 as reference, which allowed to obtain 3 550 valid answers (about 60% of the sample), to gather information on the characterization of this sector and management practices in 2018.
The results now presented focus essentially on the analysis of the management practices of Social Economy entities, which were grouped into 5 large families – Cooperatives, Mutual Associations, Holy Houses of Mercy, Foundations and Associations with altruistic goals.
It is intended in the near future to develop the results of the Social Economy Sector Survey, namely through the dissemination of other information that allows a more detailed characterization of the sector, in terms of the activities carried out, internal composition, relations with public sector entities, indicators that measure the social impact of these entities and financing sources.

Census with administrative data
To celebrate the European Statistics Day (20 October), Statistics Portugal announces the progress of the Census with administrative data to be executed after the 2021 Census. This project is part of the National Data Infrastructure that embodies Statistics Portugal's strategy of integration and value creation for society from different data sources. Central to the project is the constitution of the Resident Population Database covering a set of characteristics - geographical, demographic and socio-economic - of the resident population in Portugal and results from the integration of information from various sources of the public administration. Full version in HTML will be available soon.