Portugal gasta apenas 1/3 da média da UE com as políticas ativas para o mercado de trabalho
Long benefit duration for older workers and insufficient job-search assistance increase long-term unemployment and labour market mismatch. Low coverage of unemployment benefit contributes to labour market duality.
Actions taken: New ALMP measures include short training courses, financial support for internships, a hiring subsidy paid to companies that provide training and lower social security contributions for hiring unemployed individuals below 30 or above 45 years (2013).
Recommendations: Further reduce the age-dependency of unemployment benefits and take further action to widen their coverage. Scale up ALMPs including job-search assistance, while closely monitoring programme performance. Focus training on maximising employability gains.
Aceder “Going for Growth 2015”