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Unemployed persons and unemployment rate. By sex and age group

Unemployed persons and unemployment rate. By sex and age group Catalonia. Unemployment rate (%)
Total From 16 to 64 years From 16 to 24 years From 25 to 54 years From 55 years and more Men From 16 to 64 years From 16 to 24 years From 25 to 54 years From 55 years and more Women From 16 to 64 years From 16 to 24 years From 25 to 54 years From 55 years and more
2018 11.5 11.6 27.7 10.0 10.6 10.9 11.1 29.6 9.2 9.9 12.1 12.2 25.4 10.9 11.4
2017 13.4 13.5 30.4 11.8 13.5 12.5 12.6 32.5 10.8 11.6 14.4 14.4 27.9 12.9 15.8
2016 15.7 15.8 34.3 14.2 14.8 14.6 14.7 35.5 12.9 13.7 16.9 17.0 32.9 15.7 16.1
2015 18.6 18.7 42.3 16.5 18.2 17.8 17.9 44.6 15.4 17.9 19.4 19.5 39.8 17.7 18.7
2014 20.3 20.4 47.1 18.3 17.1 20.6 20.8 48.5 18.3 18.7 20.0 20.1 45.6 18.4 15.2
2013 23.1 23.2 50.2 21.4 17.5 23.7 23.8 53.9 21.7 17.9 22.4 22.6 45.9 20.9 17.0
2012 22.5 22.7 50.4 20.8 15.9 23.2 23.3 52.6 21.4 16.7 21.7 21.9 47.9 20.1 14.9
2011 19.2 19.3 43.8 17.5 13.1 19.8 19.9 49.5 17.8 13.7 18.4 18.6 37.8 17.1 12.4
2010 17.7 17.8 39.1 16.1 12.3 18.6 18.7 45.3 16.7 12.6 16.6 16.6 32.0 15.4 11.8
2009 16.2 16.3 36.9 14.7 10.0 17.2 17.3 41.4 15.6 9.6 15.0 15.1 31.5 13.6 10.5
2008 8.9 8.9 20.1 8.1 4.8 9.0 9.1 22.1 8.2 4.4 8.7 8.7 17.7 7.9 5.6
2007 6.5 6.5 13.4 5.8 5.0 5.6 5.6 12.3 4.9 4.5 7.6 7.7 14.7 6.9 5.8
2006 6.5 6.5 14.6 5.7 3.9 5.2 5.3 13.2 4.5 3.1 8.1 8.2 16.3 7.3 5.2
2005 6.9 7.0 15.8 5.9 4.8 5.9 5.9 15.9 4.7 4.3 8.3 8.3 15.7 7.4 5.9
2004 9.7 9.8 21.3 8.3 7.4 8.0 8.0 19.1 6.5 6.8 12.1 12.1 24.0 10.6 8.5
2003 10.2 10.3 22.8 8.8 6.2 8.3 8.3 23.1 6.3 5.3 13.0 13.1 22.3 12.0 8.1
2002 10.2 10.2 20.7 8.6 7.6 7.8 7.9 20.8 5.9 5.7 13.5 13.5 20.6 12.3 11.8
2001 8.6 8.7 17.1 7.3 6.2 6.5 6.5 14.7 5.2 5.3 11.7 11.7 19.9 10.3 8.4
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Active Population Survey.
Unemployed persons and unemployment rate. By sex and age group Spain. Unemployment rate (%)
Total From 16 to 64 years From 16 to 24 years From 25 to 54 years From 55 years and more Men From 16 to 64 years From 16 to 24 years From 25 to 54 years From 55 years and more Women From 16 to 64 years From 16 to 24 years From 25 to 54 years From 55 years and more
2018 15.3 15.4 34.3 14.0 13.3 13.7 13.8 35.2 12.1 12.3 17.0 17.1 33.3 16.2 14.6
2017 17.2 17.3 38.6 15.9 14.8 15.7 15.8 39.6 13.9 14.3 19.0 19.1 37.4 18.2 15.4
2016 19.6 19.7 44.4 18.2 16.4 18.1 18.2 44.0 16.3 16.2 21.4 21.5 44.9 20.3 16.7
2015 22.1 22.2 48.3 20.6 17.9 20.8 20.9 48.7 18.9 17.8 23.5 23.7 48.0 22.4 18.0
2014 24.4 24.6 53.2 22.8 19.3 23.6 23.7 53.4 21.7 19.7 25.4 25.5 52.9 24.1 18.8
2013 26.1 26.2 55.5 24.5 19.4 25.6 25.7 56.2 23.8 19.6 26.7 26.8 54.6 25.2 19.0
2012 24.8 24.9 52.9 23.3 17.3 24.6 24.7 54.1 23.0 17.3 25.0 25.2 51.4 23.6 17.1
2011 21.4 21.5 46.2 19.9 14.4 21.0 21.2 48.2 19.4 14.7 21.8 21.9 44.0 20.5 14.0
2010 19.9 20.0 41.5 18.4 13.5 19.6 19.7 43.1 17.9 13.8 20.2 20.3 39.6 18.9 13.1
2009 17.9 18.0 37.7 16.3 11.5 17.6 17.7 39.1 16.1 10.9 18.1 18.2 36.1 16.6 12.6
2008 11.3 11.3 24.5 10.1 7.1 10.1 10.1 23.6 8.9 6.1 12.8 12.9 25.5 11.6 8.7
2007 8.2 8.3 18.1 7.2 5.7 6.4 6.5 15.2 5.5 4.8 10.7 10.7 21.7 9.5 7.4
2006 8.5 8.5 17.9 7.5 5.5 6.3 6.4 15.0 5.4 4.7 11.3 11.4 21.5 10.3 7.0
2005 9.1 9.2 19.6 8.0 6.1 7.1 7.2 16.7 6.0 5.4 12.0 12.0 23.4 10.7 7.3
2004 11.0 11.0 22.0 9.8 6.9 8.3 8.3 18.7 7.0 5.9 14.8 14.9 26.3 13.6 9.0
2003 11.5 11.5 22.7 10.3 6.8 8.5 8.5 19.5 7.2 5.8 15.8 15.9 26.9 14.6 9.0
2002 11.5 11.5 22.2 10.2 7.0 8.3 8.3 18.5 7.0 5.9 16.1 16.2 27.1 14.8 9.5
2001 10.6 10.6 21.1 9.3 6.1 7.5 7.6 16.7 6.4 5.4 15.2 15.3 26.9 13.7 8.0
Source: INE. Active Population Survey.

Methodological note

The Active Population Survey (APS) is the main source for finding out about the labour market. It is sample research carried out by the INE using the methodology of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Statistical Office of the European Commission (Eurostat). The survey is taken every quarter and its main purpose is to investigate the relationship with people's economic activity.

The unemployed persons is people aged 16 or over who are out of work, available to work and actively seeking work.

The unemployment rate is calculated by dividing the unemployed persons by the active population.

The data for the 2002–2013 period was revised in May 2014 since the new reference population figures from the Population and Housing Census 2011 and the introduction of new criteria in the calibration of the expansion factors have made it necessary to recalculate the Active Population Survey series for the period in question.

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