IEFP data shows that municipalities in the region are worse than a year ago, when the country was completely closed for the first time.
One year after the country’s first full confinement, in April this year, the number of unemployed registered at the Lisbon Employment and Professional Training Institute (IEFP) Center increased by 37.5%. By April 2020, the first full month of confinement in the country, when the impact of the pandemic on the labor market began to be felt, there were more than 7,000 people.
Compared with the same period, the unemployment rate in Porto has increased by 18.5%, which is half that of Lisbon.
In the ranking of the municipalities with the most people participating in the IEFP in April last year, the capital ranked 140th, but it jumped 134 places within a year and ranked 6th among the municipalities with the most increase. Register to be unemployed. In turn, Porto has climbed 196 steps to become the 35th municipality with a more significant increase in enrollment in employment centers. The Employment Research Institute only provides unemployment data registered in cities (278 cities) on the African continent.
More than half of the cities (145) increased unemployment, 46.6% (130 cities) decreased, and three remained unchanged (Gouveia, Murtosa and Vila Nova de Paiva).