Government estimates unemployment rate of 7.3 percent for this year

By TPN/Lusa, in News, Business, Economy · 17-04-2021 08:00:00 · 0 Comments

The Government estimates that the unemployment rate this year will be 7.3%, above the 6.8% that ended the year 2020, according to the Stability Programme (SP)

The announcement was made by the Minister of State and Finance, João Leão, after approval in the Council of Ministers of the 2021/2025 Stability Programme, constituting a downward revision of the previous forecast, of 8.2 percent.

The minister justified the increase with "the return of the active population," which will contribute to "the normalisation of economic activity.

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