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18 August 2010
According to the latest estimates by Statistics Portugal (INE) the unemployment rate was up by +1.5 percentage points to 10.6% in Q2 2010 compared to Q2 2009.
The unemployment rate was unchanged in Q2 2010 compared to Q1 2010.
The number of unemployed was estimated at 589,800 individuals, an increase of +16.2% compared to the same quarter of the previous year and a decrease of -0.4% compared to Q1 2010.
The number of employed decreased by -1.7% in Q2 2010 compared to the same quarter of 2009 and by -0.3% compared to Q1 2010.
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