The unemployment rate in Portuguese cities affects host citizens more than EU citizens living in Portugal, according to the data released this Tuesday by Eurostat.
Unemployment rates for people born in another EU Member State were lower than the rate for people born in Portugal, according to the Eurostat. This trend was graspingly different from that verified in the majority of EU Member States, with rates being overall slightly lower for people born in the reporting country (8.4%) than for people born in another EU Member State (8.6%).
Only four Member States other than Portugal saw their host citizens’ unemployment outweigh the unemployment rate of EU citizens – Italy, Cyprus, the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Another interesting pattern was identified in this dataset: the unemployment rates were much higher for those born outside the EU (15.4%), a pattern which was repeated in all EU Member States, excluding Croatia and the Czech Republic.
Those reporting a greater difference between the unemployment rate of people born outside the EU and those born in reporting country were Belgium, Finland, and Sweden.