Future employment growth (in %) in Portugal in 2016-2030 across sectors

In 2017 the employment rate in Portugal was 73.38% compared to 72.08% in EU

During the period 2012-2017 the size of employment in EU changed by 5.41% compared to 4.61% in Portugal .

Sectors with the largest share in employment in Portugal in 2017 

  • Manufacturing 16.89%
  • Wholesale & retail trade 14.79%
  • Health & social care 9.26% 
  • Education 8.21%
  • Accommodation & food 6.79% 

Occupations with the largest share in employment in Portugal in 2017:  

  • Sales workers 7.24%
  • Office associate professionals 6.32%
  • Teaching professionals 4.94% 
  • Personal service workers 4.75%
  • Cleaners and helpers 4.64%

Sectors expected to have the strongest employment change over the period 2016-2030 in Portugal:

  • ICT services 31.17%
  • Professional services 29.62%
  • Administrative services 27.26% 
  • Accommodation & food 25.58% 
  • Water and waste treatment 22.01% 

Occupations expected to have the largest numbers of job openings in Portugal over the period 2016-2030:

  • Cleaners and helpers 305,515
  • Subsistence farmworkers 241,333
  • Farmworkers and gardeners 232,846
  • Office associate professionals 184,227
  • Sales workers 169,304

Employment share of occupations (%) in Portugal in 2017

Education profile (%) of the working age population for educational level possessed in Portugal

Age profile (%) of the working age population in Portugal

Usual range of monthly gross income in Portugal in 2016

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in Portugal in 2016-2030

Future needs (total job openings) by occupation in Portugal in 2016-2030