Press Release of Quarterly Bulletin - 3rd quarter of 2017

The employment estimated for the 3rd quarter of 2017 in Azores, registered a positive evolution ( 3,8%) when compared with same quarter of 2016. The unemployment rate was 8,2%. This value is down 2,5 p.p. percentage points (p.p.) from the same quarter of 2016 and 1,8 p.p. from the previous quarter. According to the available indicators, the Azorean economic activity has shown a global positive evolution.