The figures appear in the December Budget Execution and also show that almost 16,000 State workers retired in 2022, 1,224 more (+8.2%) than in 2021. There were around 418,000 retired civil servants in total.

In general terms, Social Security statistics for December point to an increase in old-age pensions of 0.6% in 2022, i.e. 11,658 more pensions, reveals Correio da Manhã.

The average value of old-age pensions in Social Security was, in 2021, 594.41 euros, that is, less than half the average value of the public system. Meanwhile, old-age pensions saw increases that varied between 1% and 0.49%, depending on the retirement age.