The number of unemployed registered with the IEFP fell by 9,6% in the first month of the year to 322.087 people, making it the second month of January with the lowest figure in the last 30 years, the Government announced today.
According to a statement from the Ministry of Labour, Solidarity and Social Security, «the number of unemployed registered with the IEFP [Institute of Employment and Vocational Training] in January (322.087 people) was the second lowest month of January in the last 30 years, registering a decrease of 9,5% (-33.782 people) compared to January 2022».
However, compared to the previous month, the number of unemployed increased by 4,9%, which represents an increase of 15.082 people.
Youth unemployment, in January, also registered the second lowest value, in that month, since there is a record, with a decrease of 6,4% (-2.421 young people), compared to January 2022.
In the first month of this year, according to the Government, there were 35.397 young people unemployed and the percentage of youth unemployment (11%) compared to total unemployment remained in line with that recorded in the same month (10,6%).
As for long-term unemployment, there was a decrease of 29%, compared to January 2022 (-50.477 people).
Likewise, the percentage of long-term unemployment (38,5%) compared to total unemployment also dropped, compared to the figure recorded in the same month (49%).
In January, 123.864 people were in a situation of long-term unemployment, an increase of 1,8% compared to the previous month (+321 people).
By region, there were declines in year-on-year terms across the country, except in Alentejo, with emphasis on the 12,5% reduction in the Lisbon region.
At the sectoral level, in year-on-year terms, there were declines in the Secondary (-8,6%) and Tertiary (-9%) sectors and an increase in the Agricultural sector (+2,3%).