The National Statistics Agency (INE) published the National Employment Survey (ENE) for the mobile quarter September-November 2018, which recorded a national unemployment rate of 6.8%, higher than 0.3 percentage point compared to the same period the previous year. But it's 0.3 pp lower than the previous August-September-October quarter.
Unemployment increased 6.7%, explained by unemployed (4.7%) and by job seekers for the first time (25.1%).
Compared to the previous moving quarter, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate did not change, standing at 7.1%, INE informed.
In the part that was employed in the registered period, they increased by 0.5% in 12 months, equivalent to 42,149 people. Public employees (2.8%) and private employees (0.5%) are the categories that most influence the expansion of unemployment.
The annual increase employed is influenced by those who are accustomed to working 45 hours a week (1.5%) and by part-time employed (2.1%) led by the latter by those who work on the modality voluntarily (4.1%) .