Unemployment in Portugal increases to 6.9% in April

Latest data published by statistics institute INE shows that unemployment increased in Portugal to 6.9% in April, translating into 348,700 people. The tally of jobless has been growing through the pandemic. Just between March and April another 16,200 people were recorded as having ‘lost their jobs’. Compared to April 2020 (when the pandemic had only just begun), numbers have increased by 9%.