Number of unemployed rises 2.5% to 284,330 in July


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The number of unemployed rose by around 2.5% at the end of July, compared to the same period last year, to 284,330, with the Center region standing out, with an increase of 8.7%, the IEFP revealed today.

“At the end of July 2023, 284,330 unemployed individuals were registered with the Employment Services of the Mainland and Autonomous Regions, which represents 63.8% of a total of 445,559 job applications,” according to statistics from the Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP).

The total number of unemployed rose by 2.4% compared to the previous month and by 2.5% compared to July 2022.

The number of people registered for less than 12 months contributed to the year-on-year change, with an increase of 24,801.

Meanwhile, those registered for 12 months or more fell by 17,937.

Iris Lavan
Iris Lavan
With a background as a consultant in the medical industry, Iris Lavan brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to Portugal Pulse. Iris also runs a company in Tel Aviv offering marketing, business development, content creation and public relations services. She holds a degree in economics and management, giving her a solid grounding in business strategy and financial planning. Iris' commitment to Portugal Pulse is reflected not only in her consulting career, but also in her impact on the Portugale media landscape in Israel. She was an interviewer for Hadshot Portugal חדשות פורטוגל, a media outlet that broadcasts news about Portugal in Hebrew, where she provided valuable information on current affairs, healthcare and the economy. Since July 2023, Iris has also been part of the Portugal Pulse team.

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