Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Unemployment rate: 10,8%

Crowded Carcavelos Beach on a week day
Thanks to the incompetent politicians (to say the least) who have ruled this country in the last years (or shall I say decades?), Portugal has reached its highest unemployment rate ever and is now #4 on the unemployment top list of countries inside the EU.

25 comments:

Babzy said...

i didn't know that ! Hope people on the beach are tourists :)

Olivier said...

ca donne envie ;)) belle carte postale

joo said...

It's a shame that you have to struggle with such high unemployment rate!
At least there's amazing beach and blue sky (which I hardly remember!!!)to make life a bit nicer:)

Cezar and Léia said...

Mas que vida BOA é essa aí, que sol maravilhoso!
Amei! :)
Léia

cieldequimper said...

From what I heard on the radio this morning, the whole EU is over 10% now. Given the choice, I would still rather be at the office than on the beach, especially as it's getting quite crowded! ;-)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

This is so problematic !!Government must take some actions to reduce it !!Unseen Rajasthan

Marie-Noyale said...

I think I see your politicians running and escaping like robbers on that big cruise ship!!!

Photo Cache said...

Doesn't look like the people on the beach care at all.

Nice shot. I just discovered you have another site.

Jacob said...

Sand and people everywhere! Are all these people out here on a weekday because they're not working?

Love the shot, especially with the ship in the background. Beautiful colors.

Hey, you got nothing on us as per stupid politicians...we had Georgy Bush for 8 very long, awful years and we'll suffer for that for many years to come!

Joy said...

Don't get me started on unemployment.

However, it seems that people are already enjoying the beach. Cool!

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Sharon said...

Those are very hard statistics to hear. It seems to me that incompetency in politicians is running rampant all over the world. My country certainly heads the list.

brattcat said...

Maybe the people on the beach have momentarily escaped a direct blow from this rate of unemployment but we are all impacted by it, every last one of us.

SRQ said...

Beautiful area! Did you take this shot on top of a dune? It seems incompetent politicians aren't just in the EU.

Tricia said...

Hmmm, I wonder if any of them are worried about where dinner will come from tonight?! Well, if they're skipping out on work, I guess the beach is the place to be!

T. Becque said...

Oh yes, politicians running countries (and states) into the ground - we know how that feels too :( Well at least, those people are enjoying their unemployment.

J Bar said...

That would be a great place to visit right now sinc we're having winter now.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Small City Scenes said...

The beach people look happy to be there. should I call them beach bums. LOL MB

gogouci said...

Oregon's unemployment rate is 11.7%. Unfortunately we don't have warm beaches to bask on so our unemployed have an unhealthy paleness to their complexion.

Gunn said...

I guess some of these people are working in the afternoon/evenings or perhaps they are tourists?? Unemployment is a problem here too, on the other hand we have lot`s of people from other countries working here and who are payed less than Norwegian Unions/ workers would have been willing to do the work for...... It is too complicated and the politicians always promis more than they manage to do.

Steffe said...

And who elected them?


Nice beach scene.

JM said...

@Steffe: They lie to get your vote and people still believe them!

VP said...

Most of the world is living beyond its means, encouraged and pampered, charging free meals on future generations and courting default.
It's easy to blame this on politicians, but it's the people, or at least most of them...

th said...

eheheh...estes são os que apesar de tudo sabem disfrutar da vida...beijo, th

Crazy Tourists said...

Just like Greece!

Wolynski said...

The ship is the icing on the cake.

Unemployment is like during the Great Depression in the U.S., except they're trying to fudge the real numbers. Hey, we're number one!