The number of temporary contracts is increasing again in Portugal. After stabilising since the beginning of 2021, the weight of short-term contracts and other workers in temporary situations rose to 17.8% in the second quarter of the year, according to Jornal de Negócios.

The reversal of the trend had already occurred in the previous quarter, when the share of employees who had a short-term or limited-duration contracts increased to 17.2%, then reaching the historic lows recorded in 2022.

At that time, only Spain (one-tenth ahead) and the Netherlands (where 27.8% of employees had a fixed-term or limited-term contract) surpassed Portugal in this matter within the European Union (EU).