The crisis in the tourism sector has caused unemployment in the Algarve region to soar by 54.6%.

Registered unemployment increased for the fourth consecutive month across the whole country, but it was in the Algarve, with a 54.6% increase in the number of registered in employment centres, and in Lisbon and Vale do Tejo (40.7%) which, year-on-year, registered the most expressive growths in March.