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Figure 9. Transportation System, 1992

Portugal's services sector dwarfed agriculture and industry, both as a contributor to GDP and as a source of employment. In 1973 services accounted for 39 percent of GDP; by 1990, that share had risen to nearly 56 percent. In 1973 services employed slightly over 36 percent of the total labor force, and in 1990 that share reached more than 47 percent. In the latter year, government employed 14.5 percent of the Portuguese labor force, followed by commerce (11.7 percent), transportation (4.3 percent), financial services (3.2 percent), and other services (12.3 percent).

Data as of January 1993