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Portugal’s precariat revealed in new data

PORTUGAL- Most young people under 25 earn less than €500, new figures show.

More than half of Portuguese young people under 25 earn less than €500 a month, as do a quarter of those between 25 and 34 years old, mainly because of unstable jobs and poor qualifications, CGTP trade union said

According to the CGTP, 40 percent of young people have temporary work contracts and earned 25 percent less an hour than permanent employees.

Poor qualifications and temporary contracts plus the fact that many young people can only find work in sectors that pay low wages mean most earn less than €750 a month.

TPN/Lusa

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