Jobless figure up 37% on year ago

in News · 21-08-2020 11:00:00 · 0 Comments

The number of people registered as unemployed in Portugal in July was 37% higher year-on-year due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Institute of Employment and Professional Training said. The Algarve, hardest hit by the crisis due to its heavy reliance on tourism, continues to suffer the highest levels of unemployment, with a 216.1% year-on-year increase in July compared to the same month last year. Data from the Institute of National Statistics showed around 180,000 jobs had disappeared since February, a month before a six-week long lockdown.


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