The number of unemployed registered in July in employment centers fell 10.1% compared to the same month of 2018, and 0.3% compared to June, to 297,000 unemployed, according to data from the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training.
According to the Ministry of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security, unemployment reached “the lowest since December 1991”, when there were 296,600 registered unemployed.
This reduction in unemployment in July resulted in 33,297 fewer registered individuals than in July 2018 and 901 fewer unemployed registered than in June this year.
The IEFP, in the information released on Wednesday, says that the decrease in the number of unemployed registered in June, compared to July last year, reflects a decrease in “all unemployed groups”, and highlights the contribution of men. and adults over the age of 25, enrolled in the employment center for a year or more, those looking for a new job, and those with a primary school education.
At the regional level, comparing July of this year with the same month last year, registered unemployment decreased in all regions of the country, with the largest decreases being in the regions of Lisbon and Tagus Valley (-11.9%), the autonomous region. Azores (-11.1%) and the Northern region (-10.7%).
IEFP data released today show that unemployment fell in construction (-21.4%), insurance and financial activities (-14.1%) and in the manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products (-13.2%). ), with the decrease in the secondary or industrial sector of 11.9%.
Unsatisfied job vacancies at the end of July totaled 19,294 in employment services across the country, which according to the IEFP “corresponds to an annual reduction of 712 [indivíduos] and 3.6% and a monthly decrease of 40 unemployed and 0.2% of offers on file.
Youth unemployment, which in June had fallen to 27.7 thousand people, with a year-on-year reduction of 12.2% and 8% compared to the previous month (-2.4 thousand people), increased 2.9% in July, compared to June, with over 802 young unemployed enrolled. But compared to July 2018, under-25 unemployment fell 8.4%, with 2,617 fewer young people enrolled in the job center.