Portugal’s unemployment rate decreased marginally in September after rising in the previous month, preliminary figures from Statistics Portugal showed Thursday.
The seasonally adjusted jobless rate edged down to 12.2 percent in September from 12.3 percent in August, which was revised from 12.4 percent. In the corresponding month last year, the unemployment rate was 13.4 percent.
The number of unemployed people decreased to 621,800 in September from 628,600 in the prior month. A year ago, the jobless figure totaled 688,000.
The youth unemployment rate, which applies to the 15 to 24 age group, came in at 31.2 percent in September, down from 31.6 percent a month earlier.
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