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Thursday, 11 February 2021

Portugal: Nearly quarter of Algarve's unemployed are foreigners


According to the latest December data from the Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (IEFP), more than a quarter (27.8%) of the unemployed registered in the Algarve Employment Center are foreigners. 


By the end of 2020, of the 31,313 unemployed registered in the Algarve, 8,712 were unborn in Portugal. Brazilians, Indians, Nepalese and Ukrainians are the most unemployed foreigners.



The Algarve is the southernmost region of continental Portugal. It has an area of 4,997 km2 with 451,006 permanent inhabitants and incorporates 16 municipalities.


The region has its administrative centre in the city of Faro, where both the region's international airport and public university, the University of Algarve, are located. The region coincides with Faro District. 


Tourism and related activities are extensive and make up the bulk of the Algarve's summer economy. Production of food, which includes fish and other seafood, different types of fruit such as oranges, figs, plums, carob beans, and almonds, are also economically important in the region. 


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