Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Lithuania, Malta and Portugal were the three European countries where the number of people employed grew the most in the second quarter, according to Eurostat data.

Despite the pressures that companies currently face, the trend continues to be positive in the job market. In the second quarter, the number of people employed grew both in the European Union and the Eurozone as a whole. And Portugal was actually one of the countries that saw employment increase the most between April and June.


“The number of people employed increased by 0.2% in the Eurozone and 0.1% in the European Union (EU), in the second quarter of 2023 compared to the previous quarter”, indicates the statistics office. In year-on-year terms, employment grew 1.3% in the single currency area and 1.1% in the community bloc.


This data reflects the resilience that the labour market has shown, despite the pressures placed on employers, particularly as a result of the ongoing conflict in the east of the continent.


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