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Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group

Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group Catalonia. 3rd quarter 2020
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 60.52 3,830.5 -54.0 -1.4 -1.6
Men 65.49 2,011.3 -20.7 -1.0 -1.3
Women 55.84 1,819.2 -33.4 -1.8 -2.0
From 16 to 24 43.53 311.8 -20.1 -6.1 -7.2
From 25 to 54 87.87 2,841.0 -63.7 -2.2 -2.3
Aged 55 and over 28.48 677.7 29.9 4.6 4.3
Employment 52.52 3,323.9 -138.5 -4.0 -2.7
Men 57.48 1,765.4 -57.1 -3.1 -2.2
Women 47.84 1,558.5 -81.4 -5.0 -3.3
From 16 to 24 28.80 206.3 -47.0 -18.5 -15.3
From 25 to 54 77.52 2,506.3 -118.9 -4.5 -3.4
Aged 55 and over 25.69 611.4 27.4 4.7 5.4
Unemployment 13.23 506.6 84.5 20.0 7.0
Men 12.23 245.9 36.5 17.4 6.0
Women 14.33 260.7 48.0 22.6 8.1
From 16 to 24 33.84 105.5 26.8 34.1 15.5
From 25 to 54 11.78 334.8 55.2 19.7 7.6
Aged 55 and over 9.79 66.3 2.5 3.9 -5.8
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Economically Active Population Survey.
Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group Spain. 3rd quarter 2020
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 57.83 22,899.8 -188.9 -0.8 -1.6
Men 63.44 12,211.6 -113.4 -0.9 -1.5
Women 52.53 10,688.2 -75.5 -0.7 -1.7
From 16 to 24 35.88 1,538.7 -118.9 -7.2 -7.3
From 25 to 54 85.77 17,123.1 -299.6 -1.7 -2.6
Aged 55 and over 27.62 4,238.0 229.6 5.7 5.1
Employment 48.43 19,176.9 -697.5 -3.5 -2.8
Men 54.31 10,454.2 -370.3 -3.4 -2.9
Women 42.87 8,722.7 -327.1 -3.6 -2.8
From 16 to 24 21.37 916.3 -216.3 -19.1 -13.5
From 25 to 54 72.80 14,534.1 -671.9 -4.4 -4.0
Aged 55 and over 24.29 3,726.5 190.7 5.4 5.4
Unemployment 16.26 3,722.9 508.5 15.8 6.2
Men 14.39 1,757.4 256.9 17.1 8.3
Women 18.39 1,965.5 251.6 14.7 4.3
From 16 to 24 40.45 622.4 97.3 18.5 5.1
From 25 to 54 15.12 2,589.0 372.3 16.8 7.2
Aged 55 and over 12.07 511.5 38.9 8.2 2.5
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: INE. Economically Active Population Survey.

Methodological note

The Economically 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 employed persons is people aged 16 or over who are working either as employees or as self-employed.

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

The active population is made up of the employed and unemployed persons. It is people aged 16 or over who are working or are available to work.

The activity rate is calculated by dividing the active population by the population aged 16 or over.

The employment rate is calculated by dividing the employed persons by the population aged 16 or over.

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 Economically Active Population Survey series for the period in question.