Number of unemployed registered up 29.6% in December

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Business · 21-01-2021 15:00:00 · 0 Comments

The number of unemployed registered in job centres increased by 29.6% in December in year-on-year terms and by 1.0% compared to November, according to data released by the Institute for Employment and Professional Training (IEFP).

According to the IEFP, at the end of December, 402,254 unemployed were registered with the employment services of the continent and autonomous regions. This figure represents 69 percent of a total of 582,926 job applications.

In December, registered unemployment increased in all regions, especially in the Algarve (60.8 percent) and Lisbon and Tagus Valley (41.1 percent).

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