In the last three months of 2020, the job vacancy rate rose in both the Eurozone and the EU, compared to the previous quarter. In Portugal, it remained stable at 0.7%.
Portugal in the fourth quarter of 2020 had the second-lowest job vacancy rate in the European Union, at 0.7%, unchanged from the previous quarter, while the euro-zone rate rose slightly to 1.9% and that for the EU as a whole to 1.8%, according to the bloc’s statistical office, Eurostat.
In Portugal, the job vacancy rate in the third quarter of 2020 was 0.7%, while in the fourth quarter of 2019 it had been 0.9%.
In both the euro-zone and the EU as a whole the third-quarter rate was 1.7%, while in the fourth quarter of 2019 it had been 2.2%.
According to Eurostat, the countries with the highest job vacancy rates in the fourth quarter of 2020 were the Czech Republic (5.0%), Germany (3.0%) and Belgium (2.9%), while the lowest rates were recorded in Greece (0.5%) and Portugal, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Spain, Poland and Romania (all with 0.7%).