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The unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in Portugal in March 2018, compared to 8.5 percent in September 2017, while in the same period unemployment in the European Union has decreased from 7.5 to 7.1 percent.
This means that Portugal has seen a more positive development than the rest of the EU: in September 2017 the unemployment rate was 1 percent units higher in Portugal than in the European Union, now it is 0.3 percent higher.
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