Portugal Unemployment Rate 1991-2024

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2022 was 5.78%, a 0.8% decline from 2021.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2021 was 6.58%, a 0.22% decline from 2020.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2020 was 6.80%, a 0.34% increase from 2019.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.46%, a 0.53% decline from 2018.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
French Polynesia 13.10%
Spain 13.01%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 12.38%
New Caledonia 12.27%
Greece 12.16%
Bahamas 10.06%
Panama 8.79%
Barbados 8.20%
Italy 8.09%
Uruguay 7.84%
Chile 7.78%
France 7.45%
Sweden 7.36%
Brunei 7.20%
Cyprus 6.98%
Channel Islands 6.92%
Finland 6.80%
Croatia 6.75%
Argentina 6.49%
Latvia 6.43%
Guam 6.13%
Slovak Republic 6.09%
Puerto Rico 5.97%
Estonia 5.85%
Portugal 5.78%
Saudi Arabia 5.64%
Belgium 5.63%
Lithuania 5.57%
Canada 5.21%
Hong Kong 5.06%
Austria 4.71%
Luxembourg 4.70%
Ireland 4.36%
Switzerland 4.20%
Slovenia 4.18%
Denmark 4.17%
Trinidad and Tobago 3.98%
Iceland 3.81%
Australia 3.66%
United States 3.61%
United Kingdom 3.57%
Netherlands 3.54%
Israel 3.48%
Hungary 3.42%
New Zealand 3.25%
Norway 3.17%
Germany 2.99%
Malta 2.81%
South Korea 2.79%
Singapore 2.76%
UAE 2.75%
Japan 2.64%
Macao 2.63%
Poland 2.60%
Kuwait 2.48%
Czech Republic 2.37%
Oman 2.33%
Bahrain 1.40%
Qatar 0.10%
Portugal Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2022 5.78% -0.80%
2021 6.58% -0.22%
2020 6.80% 0.34%
2019 6.46% -0.53%
2018 6.99% -1.88%
2017 8.87% -2.20%
2016 11.07% -1.38%
2015 12.45% -1.45%
2014 13.90% -2.29%
2013 16.19% 0.66%
2012 15.53% 2.85%
2011 12.68% 1.91%
2010 10.77% 1.34%
2009 9.43% 1.88%
2008 7.55% -0.42%
2007 7.97% 0.32%
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% -0.06%
1998 4.64% -1.93%
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%