Não obstante o progresso significativo conseguido, melhorar as competências e as qualificações continua a ser um dos principais desafios que Portugal enfrenta para aumentar o crescimento, os níveis de vida e o bem-estar.
Malgré de réels progrès, le renforcement des compétences reste l’un des principaux défis que le Portugal doit relever s’il veut améliorer la croissance, les niveaux de vie et le bien-être.
The Secretary-General was in Lisbon on 3-4 July 2017 to attend the 2017 Tidewater Meeting, where he delivered remarks at the Opening ceremony. He also addressed a joint session of the Financial, Economic, and European Affairs Committees of the Parliament of Portugal.
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Unemployment has fallen faster in Portugal than on average across OECD countries. However, at 9.8% in April 2017, it remains above its pre-crisis level in 2007, as well as significantly above the OECD average (5.9%).
The tax burden on labour income is expressed by the tax wedge, which is a measure of the net tax burden on labour income borne by the employee and the employer.
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Portugal had the 13th highest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2016. The country had the 12th highest position in 2015. The average single worker in Portugal faced a tax wedge of 41.5% in 2016 compared with the OECD average of 36.0%.
These country specific notes provide figures and commentary from the Taxation and Skills publication that examines how tax policy can encourage skills development in OECD countries.
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Portugal has shown a strong commitment towards a more effective and efficient public sector. However, the country should deepen its efforts to digitally transform its public sector by ensuring that data is used to build public sector intelligence as well as identifying and developing the current and future skills for a digitally-agile civil service.
The Secretary-General presented the OECD Economic Survey of Portugal and held bilateral meetings with Prime Minister António Costa and several ministers.