According to data released by the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP), in November there were 7,598 more unemployed people registered than in the previous month and 49,161 fewer than in November 2021.

Throughout the month of November, 54,348 unemployed people registered with employment services across the country, 7,206 (+15.3%) more than in the same month of 2021, and 3,768 (+7.4%) than in October.

According to the institute, “for the decrease in registered unemployment, compared to the same month of 2021, in the absolute variation, the groups of individuals who are aged 25 years or over (-44,018), those who looking for a new job (-45,681) and those applying for 12 months or more (-50,516)”.

As for youth unemployment (people under 25 years old), it registered a chain increase of 1.2% in November (+380 young people) and a decrease of 13.5% (-5,143 young people) compared to the same period last year.

At a regional level, in November, unemployment registered in the country, in year-on-year terms, decreased in all regions, with emphasis on the autonomous region of Madeira (-33.3%) and the Algarve region (-18.0 %).

In relation to the previous month, the regions were divided between decreases (three) and increases (four) in unemployment, with the greatest variation in the Algarve (+62.7%).

The most representative professional groups of the unemployed registered on the mainland in November were 'unskilled workers' (26.6%), 'workers in personal services, security protection and salespeople' (20.5%), 'administrative staff' (11.5%) and 'specialists in intellectual and scientific activities' (11.0%).

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