Employment statistics - 72.5% of self-employed workers in Portugal do not have employees
Statistics Portugal publishes the results of the Labour Force Survey ad hoc module 2017 on “Self-employment”. This is a statistical operation performed in all European Union (EU-28) Member States for the first time in 2017 as a Labour Force Survey ad hoc module. Up until now, only the Portuguese results are available.
This publication consists in an article associated to this Press Release and in a set of data structured in four themes: 1) economically dependent self-employed workers (economic and organizational dependency); 2) self-employed workers’ working conditions (reasons, difficulties, business partners’ existence and hiring plans); 3) comparison to employees in terms of autonomy and professional satisfaction and of the reasons for preferring another professional status; 4) developments on the nature of self-employed work – after defining a typology of self-employed worker “by choice” or “by necessity”, in the article these two groups of individuals are characterized and it is explored the relationship between the probability of being a self-employed worker by necessity or of a non-employed person becoming a self-employed worker by necessity and a set of personal, firm’s and work characteristics.
Trade companies with increases of 3.0% in turnover and 3.5% in the commercial margin.
Trade enterprises Turnover raised, especially the trade and repair of vehicles sub sector.
Statistics Portugal disseminates the publication “Trade Statistics 2016”, with the main statistical findings regarding the activity of trade enterprises and establishments. Complementing the data now made available, a further set of data is also available at the Database of Statistics Portugal´s Portal in theme Domestic Trade.
Adult education and training in Portugal: a statistical portrait of a decade – 2016
Statistics Portugal publishes the results of the 2016 Adult Education Survey (AES), the third wave of this statistical operation (following the 2007 and 2011 waves), conducted in all Member States of the European Union (EU-28). This dissemination includes a comparative study of the 2007 and 2016 data for the common age group (population aged 18-64) and a set of indicators that describes the developments in education, training and adult learning between 2007 and 2016,
In 2016 the GVA generated by tourism represented 7.1% of national GVA.
Statistics Portugal reintroduces the publication of the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA), presenting the final results for the years 2014 and 2015 and a first estimate for the year 2016 for two main TSA aggregates: Tourism Consumption in the Economic Territory (TCET) and Gross Value Added Generated by Tourism (GVAGT). The TSA new series reveals clearly higher levels of GVA and tourism consumption than those found in the previous series (see the last section where a comparison is made) confirming the increased relevance of tourism characteristic activities in the national economy.