The National Institute of Statistics (INE) published the National Employment Survey (ENE) for the mobile quarter September-November 2018, which recorded a national unemployment rate of 6.8%, 0.3 percentage points more than the same period the year before. But it was 0.3 pp lower than the previous quarter in August-September-October.
The unemployed rose by 6.7%, explained by the unemployed (4.7%) and for job seekers for the first time (25.1%).
Compared to the previous floating quarter, seasonally adjusted unemployment did not change and stood at 7.1%, informing INE.
Of the employee's share during the registered period, they increased 0.5% for 12 months, corresponding to 42,149 persons. Public employees (2.8%) and private employees (0.5%) were the categories that had the greatest impact on the expansion of the unemployed.
The annual increase in employment was affected by those who usually worked 45 hours a week (1.5%) and by the part-time worker (2.1%) led by the latter by those who volunteered in this modality (4.1% ).