"The number of self-employed has been steadily declining for ten years. The company tried to understand what explains that this work has not recovered from the crisis.
The number of self-employed people has been decreasing since 2008 every year. In the first years of the international crisis, there were 912 400 self-employed persons (except employers) in Portugal; ten years later it is 554.3 thousand. These employees are no longer about 17% and now account for about 11% of all employees. "