Regional breakdown of Portugal’s unemployment problem

alentejoAverage unemployment in Portugal stands at 14% which was pretty much the same throughout the land.

The lowest rate was in the centre of the country and the highest on the Azores (see chart below).

In 2014, the levels came down from where they had been the year before. The greatest drops were in Lisbon and Madeira.

Young people aged between 15 and 24 were having to cope with high unemployment rates, but these fell in all regions of the country except for the north.

The Algarve had the largest fall, followed by Lisbon. The worst place for young people to find work was in Madeira and the Azores.

Long-term unemployment was a scourge for many who are without work. The rates actually increased in all parts of the country, with the exceptions of the Alentejo and the Azores.

 

2014

Versus   2013

15-24 2014

15-24 vs 2013

Long-Term 2014

Long-term vs 2013

EU avg

10%

-0.7

22%

-1.6

49%

2.1

             

Portugal

14%

-2.3

35%

-3.3

60%

3.3

North

15%

-2.3

36%

0.3

64%

5.3

Algarve

14.5%

-2.4

30%

-9.4

51.5%

2

Centre

11%

-0.8

28%

-3.4

55%

4.2

Lisbon

15%

-3.6

37%

-8.6

59%

2.2

Alentejo

14%

-2.6

36%

-3.3

52%

-1.4

Azores

16%

-0.7

41.5%

1.9

57%

-0.8

Madeira

15%

-3.1

50.5%

-1.3

65.5%

1.6

             
             
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