The jobless rate is the lowest rate registered in more than 16 years according to provisional figures released by the Portuguese National Statistics Institute (INE).

The INE’s final figure for January is 0.1 of a percentage point down from the provisional one released a month ago.
The 6.6% rate is 1.2 points down from the rate of January of 2018.

The estimate for February represents the lowest jobless rate since August 2002 and reflects recent positive analysis on the Portuguese economy as a whole.