Unemployment benefits on the rise – The Portugal News
The number of people receiving unemployment benefits fell by 4.1% in August compared to July, but increased by 0.4% compared to the same month last year.
“With a downward trend, since April 2021, the number of recipients of unemployment benefits, in August 2021, was 231,212, less 9,776 compared to the previous month (-4.1%), but 918 more compared to the same period of the previous year. (+ 0.4%) ”indicates the summary prepared by the Strategy and Planning Office (GEP) of the Ministry of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security.
The number of unemployment benefit recipients was 164,962 in August, ie 3,550 fewer benefits given the previous month and 28,351 fewer than in the same period of the previous year.
The initial social unemployment benefit fell by 3.4% compared to the previous month (less than 244 beneficiaries) and decreased by 36.7% compared to August 2020, reaching 6,893 people.
The social unemployment benefit that followed covered 12,686 people, a decrease of 2% compared to the previous month and 35.3% compared to the same period of the previous year.
In turn, the extension of unemployment benefit recorded a monthly increase of 498 procedures, totaling 43,618 beneficiaries in August.
According to the GEP, women represented 59% of unemployment benefit recipients, while men accounted for 41%.
By age group, individuals aged between 50 and 59 and 40 and 49 had the highest proportion: 24.6% and 24.5%, respectively.
The average monthly allowance per beneficiary was € 538.71 in August.
According to data also published today by the Institute for Employment and Professional Training (IEFP), at the end of August, 368,404 were unemployed in metropolitan France and in the Autonomous Regions.
As regards pensions, in August there were 2,060,589 retirees, of which 52.9% were women and 47.1% were men.
In annual terms, the number of retirees decreased by 0.2% and, in monthly terms, an increase of 0.1%.
The number of sickness benefit recipients was 200,867 in August, 9.5% less than in July, but 20.7% more than in the same period of the previous year.