Portugal's unemployment rate rose to 6.5% in the fourth quarter in 2022 from 5.8% in the previous three months and from 6.3% in the fourth quarter 2021, official data showed on Wednesday.

For the whole year, the average rate fell to 6.0% from 6.6% in 2021.

Between October and December, the total number of those unemployed rose 12.1% to 342,700 people from the previous three months.

The total workforce rose 0.2% from the previous quarter to 5.2 million people. (Reporting by Matteo Allievi, editing by inti Landauro)