More than 30% of those unemployed in the 1st quarter become employed in the 2nd quarter


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More than 30% of the unemployed in Portugal in the first quarter of this year (116,600) became employed in the second quarter, the National Statistics Institute (INE) announced today.

In the first three months of this year, of the total unemployed, more than half (50.7%), or 192,800 people, remained jobless in the second quarter, while 30.7% (116,600) moved into employment and 18.7% (70,900) became inactive, INE explains.

In the second quarter, 29.7% (54.3 thousand) of the men who were unemployed in the first quarter and 31.5% (62.2 thousand) of the women who were also in this situation had found a job.

The statistics office also states that from the first quarter of this year to the second quarter, “39.9% (96.5 thousand) of the short-term unemployed and 18.8% (27.2 thousand) of the inactive belonging to the ‘potential labor force’ moved into employment”.

At the same time, 11.6% (82.2 thousand) of those who were self-employed and 27.5% (104.6 thousand) of those who were unemployed moved into paid work.

It is also reported that of the total number of employees who, in the first quarter, had a fixed-term or other type of contract, 21.4% (153,500) changed to an open-ended contract in the second quarter of this year.

In addition, of the number of people who had a part-time job in the first quarter, 19.2% (79.6 thousand) went on to work full-time in the second quarter of this year.

INE also explains that the percentage of people who remained employed between the first quarter of this year and the second quarter, but changed jobs, fell by 0.2 percentage points (p.p.) compared to the last quarter, standing at 3.6% (169.4 thousand).

Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi
Moti Shabi, CEO and founder of Portugal Pulse, has led career that spans multiple continents and industries. Born in Paris and later immigrating to Tel Aviv, Israel, Moti's background uniquely positions him at the intersection of European and Middle Eastern cultures. He holds a Law License from Ono College, reflecting his multifaceted interests in law, media, technology, and culture.    Moti's love affair with Portugal began in 2016 when he founded EASY NATIONALITY, an immigration office focused on aiding the Sephardic community in the wake of Portugal's law of return for Sephardic Jews. This endeavor demonstrated his commitment to creating meaningful social and cultural bridges.    In 2018, he launched Hadshot Portugal, the first-ever news website about Portugal in Hebrew. Recognizing the importance of bringing Portuguese culture and news to a broader audience, Moti took the step of immigrating to Lisbon in 2023, where he founded both Portugal Pulse and Portugal France. These platforms aim to offer comprehensive coverage of Portuguese news, events, and culture to the English and French-speaking worlds, respectively.    Moti's vision extends beyond news dissemination. He aspires to be an ambassador for Portuguese culture and to strengthen the connections among Portuguese diaspora communities worldwide. In pursuit of this ambitious goal, Moti founded Aliança Portugueses in 2021. Through this initiative, he aims to bring together Portuguese communities, creating a network of individuals and organizations bound by their love for Portugal.

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