Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 10 | ARTICLE

Title: EVOLUTION OF REGIONAL UNEMPLOYMENT IN PORTUGAL BETWEEN 2004 AND 2009: APPLICATION OF SHIFT-SHARE ANALYSIS

Author: Alcina Nunes (alcina@ipb.pt) e Elisa Barros (ebarros@ipb.pt)

Publication: Revista Egitania Sciencia - Volume 10

Abstract:
In recent years registered unemployment has been growing in Portugal due to especially adverse economic conditions. The growth in the number of registered unemployed individuals in the Portuguese economy is not only a national phenomenon but also a problem that affects Portuguese regions in different forms. Additionally, it is also possible to observe changes in the characteristics that define the profile of a registered unemployed individual in each of the NUTII (Nomenclature of Territorial Units second level) Portuguese regions. The combined analysis of the evolution of unemployment at a national, regional and structural level is here done through a shift-share analysis. Splitting up the variations observed in regional registered unemployment between 2004 and 2009 in a national, structural and regional component leads to the conclusion that some Portuguese regions follow the national unemployment growth trend but others present a regional and/or structural specific unemployment pattern.

Keywords: Unemployment registers, Shift-share analysis, Regions, NUTII, Portugal




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