40% of Portuguese will not survive financially in case of new state of emergency

40% of Portuguese people will not survive financially in a state of emergency or confinement, fearing that they will not be able to endure more than two months with their professional life and stagnant businesses, reveals a survey by Fixando, in the scope of the implementation of the State of Contingency.

In the study, whose questions focused on the current state of the country, 62% believe that the Portuguese businesses will be affected by the new State of Contingency, with 28% arguing that the measures are harmful to the national economy.

Based on current incomes, 68% of the Portuguese also claim that their job or business was affected by the pandemic, with an average monthly drop of around € 978 in Portuguese income.

The survey let 82% of respondents reveal that they fear that their current job will be impacted by the pandemic in the near future.

This Monday, the Ministry of Labor shared the information that more than 409 thousand Portuguese are enrolled in the IEFP, meaning an increase of 34% compared to the previous year.

According to the same source, the Services sector was the most impacted by the pandemic, with the platform seeing a growth of 37% registered professionals until August 2020, compared to 2019.

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