Portugal Unemployment Rate 1991-2021

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2020 was 7.20%, a 0.74% 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.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.87%, a 2.2% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 16.85%
New Caledonia 16.52%
Spain 15.67%
Bahamas 14.41%
French Polynesia 13.81%
Barbados 12.79%
Uruguay 12.67%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 11.84%
Argentina 11.67%
Chile 11.51%
Puerto Rico 11.17%
Panama 10.23%
Canada 9.48%
Italy 9.31%
France 8.62%
Sweden 8.45%
Lithuania 8.43%
Brunei 8.37%
United States 8.31%
Saudi Arabia 8.22%
Latvia 8.19%
Channel Islands 8.16%
Finland 7.83%
Guam 7.51%
Cyprus 7.21%
Portugal 7.20%
Croatia 7.20%
Luxembourg 6.96%
Slovak Republic 6.79%
Kuwait 6.79%
Trinidad and Tobago 6.74%
Australia 6.61%
Estonia 6.46%
Belgium 6.01%
Ireland 5.92%
Hong Kong 5.80%
Austria 5.77%
Denmark 5.66%
Singapore 5.19%
Slovenia 5.17%
Iceland 5.01%
UAE 5.00%
Oman 4.97%
Switzerland 4.94%
Norway 4.62%
Israel 4.61%
New Zealand 4.55%
Hungary 4.35%
United Kingdom 4.34%
Germany 4.31%
Netherlands 4.09%
Malta 4.09%
Bahrain 4.09%
South Korea 4.07%
Poland 3.55%
Qatar 3.45%
Japan 2.97%
Czech Republic 2.94%
Macao 2.50%
Portugal Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2020 7.20% 0.74%
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% 1.31%
1992 3.99% 0.07%
1991 3.92% 0.07%