Portugal Unemployment Rate 1991-2020

Unemployment refers to the share of the labor force that is without work but available for and seeking employment.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2019 was 6.33%, a 0.66% decline from 2018.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2018 was 6.99%, a 1.87% decline from 2017.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2017 was 8.87%, a 2.2% decline from 2016.
  • Portugal unemployment rate for 2016 was 11.07%, a 1.38% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Unemployment Rate (%)
Greece 17.24%
Spain 13.96%
New Caledonia 12.80%
French Polynesia 12.10%
Bahamas 10.36%
Barbados 10.33%
Italy 9.89%
Argentina 9.79%
Brunei 9.12%
Uruguay 8.73%
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 8.66%
France 8.43%
Puerto Rico 8.19%
Channel Islands 7.49%
Cyprus 7.27%
Chile 7.09%
Croatia 6.94%
Finland 6.60%
Latvia 6.52%
Sweden 6.48%
Lithuania 6.35%
Portugal 6.33%
Saudi Arabia 5.93%
Belgium 5.59%
Canada 5.56%
Slovak Republic 5.56%
Luxembourg 5.36%
Guam 5.31%
Australia 5.27%
Estonia 5.12%
Ireland 4.93%
Denmark 4.91%
Austria 4.67%
Switzerland 4.58%
Slovenia 4.20%
South Korea 4.15%
Singapore 4.11%
New Zealand 4.07%
Panama 3.90%
Israel 3.86%
United Kingdom 3.85%
United States 3.68%
Hong Kong 3.63%
Poland 3.47%
Malta 3.47%
Hungary 3.40%
Norway 3.35%
Netherlands 3.20%
Germany 3.04%
Iceland 2.84%
Trinidad and Tobago 2.69%
Oman 2.67%
UAE 2.35%
Japan 2.29%
Macao 2.24%
Kuwait 2.18%
Czech Republic 1.93%
Bahrain 0.71%
Qatar 0.09%
Portugal Unemployment Rate - Historical Data
Year Unemployment Rate (%) Annual Change
2019 6.33% -0.66%
2018 6.99% -1.87%
2017 8.87% -2.20%
2016 11.07% -1.38%
2015 12.44% -1.45%
2014 13.89% -2.29%
2013 16.18% 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% -0.41%
2007 7.96% 0.32%
2006 7.65% 0.07%
2005 7.58% 1.27%
2004 6.32% 0.19%
2003 6.13% 1.64%
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% 0.23%
1995 7.06% 0.35%
1994 6.71% 1.41%
1993 5.30% 1.32%
1992 3.99% 0.07%
1991 3.92% 0.07%