Portugal Unemployment Rate 1991-2022

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.65%, a 0.14% decline from 2020.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.79%, a 0.33% increase from 2019.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.46%, a 0.53% decline from 2018.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.99%, a 1.88% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
New Caledonia 16.57%
Greece 14.80%
Spain 14.73%
French Polynesia 14.39%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 13.27%
Bahamas 13.24%
Panama 12.09%
Argentina 10.90%
Uruguay 10.45%
Barbados 10.41%
Italy 9.83%
Chile 9.13%
Croatia 8.68%
Sweden 8.66%
Puerto Rico 8.27%
France 8.06%
Lithuania 7.90%
Brunei 7.65%
Latvia 7.60%
Finland 7.53%
Canada 7.51%
Channel Islands 7.37%
Saudi Arabia 7.36%
Guam 6.98%
Slovak Republic 6.74%
Portugal 6.65%
Ireland 6.63%
Belgium 6.42%
Estonia 6.33%
Austria 6.30%
Cyprus 6.13%
United States 5.46%
Iceland 5.40%
Switzerland 5.32%
Hong Kong 5.32%
Luxembourg 5.23%
Australia 5.11%
Israel 5.05%
Norway 4.99%
Trinidad and Tobago 4.81%
Denmark 4.80%
United Kingdom 4.53%
Slovenia 4.42%
New Zealand 4.12%
Hungary 4.12%
Netherlands 4.01%
Kuwait 3.71%
Singapore 3.62%
Germany 3.54%
South Korea 3.53%
Malta 3.50%
Poland 3.37%
UAE 3.36%
Oman 3.12%
Macao 3.01%
Czech Republic 2.89%
Japan 2.80%
Bahrain 1.87%
Qatar 0.26%
Portugal Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2021 6.65% -0.14%
2020 6.79% 0.33%
2019 6.46% -0.53%
2018 6.99% -1.88%
2017 8.87% -2.20%
2016 11.07% -1.37%
2015 12.44% -1.45%
2014 13.89% -2.29%
2013 16.18% 0.65%
2012 15.53% 2.85%
2011 12.68% 1.91%
2010 10.77% 1.34%
2009 9.43% 1.88%
2008 7.55% -0.41%
2007 7.96% 0.31%
2006 7.65% 0.07%
2005 7.58% 1.26%
2004 6.32% 0.19%
2003 6.13% 1.63%
2002 4.50% 0.67%
2001 3.83% 0.02%
2000 3.81% -0.77%
1999 4.58% -0.07%
1998 4.65% -1.92%
1997 6.57% -0.73%
1996 7.30% 0.24%
1995 7.06% 0.35%
1994 6.71% 1.41%
1993 5.30% 1.32%
1992 3.98% 0.06%
1991 3.92% 0.06%