In 2016, Social Economy Gross Value Added (GVA) accounted for 3.0% of total GVA, increasing 14.6%, compared to 2013. This growth was higher than the one observed in the Portuguese economy (8.3%) in the same period.
Social Economy accounted for 5.3% of total compensation of employees and employment and 6.1% of employees of the economy. Compared to 2013, the compensation of employees and employment in the Social Economy increased, respectively, by 8.8% and 8.5%, being more dynamic than the total economy (7.3% and 5.8%, respectively).
By groups of Social Economy entities, Associations with altruistic goals were more relevant in terms of number of entities (92.9%), GVA (60.1%), compensation of employees (61.9%) and employees (64.6%).
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