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Active population survey. 2018

The unemployment rate in Catalonia stood at a mean of 11.5% in 2018, with a total of 436,400 unemployed, 14.0% less than in 2017, according to the Active population Survey. The number of households with all their active members unemployed totalled 130,700 (4.3% of all catalan households) representing a year-over-year drop of 16.6%.

As for joung people under 25, the average annual unemployment rate fell 2.7 points with respect to 2017 and stood at 27.7% of the active population between 16 and 24 of age.

The employed persons rose by 2.7% year-over-year, reaching a mean value of 3,362,200 people, 568,100 of which had an employment seniority of less than a year. The employment rate between the ages of 20 and 64 stood at 72.9% in 2018, 1.1 more than the previous year.

The population aged from 20 to 24 years with the certificate of secondary education increased by 1.5 points with respect to the previous year and totalled 75.1%, while the population aged from 30 to 34 years with further studies at tertiary level grew 2.5 with respect to 2017 and totalled 47.3% (40.1% in the case of men and 54.1% in the case of women). The school dropout rate remained stable and affected 17.0% of the population aged between 18 and 24.

Idescat publishes the summary of the 2018 Active Population Survey, as a complement to the results already presented in the monographic section devoted to these statistics.