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Unemployment rate. By sex. Provinces 2021
Barcelona Girona Lleida Tarragona Catalonia Spain
Men
2021 10.1 11.8 9.1 11.8 10.4 13.1
2020 11.7 12.8 9.2 13.8 11.9 13.9
2019 10.5 9.9 9.5 12.9 10.6 12.4
2018 10.6 11.0 9.7 13.8 10.9 13.7
2017 12.1 13.9 10.0 15.2 12.5 15.7
2016 14.4 15.9 9.9 17.8 14.6 18.1
2015 17.6 19.3 13.0 20.9 17.8 20.8
2014 20.3 23.1 13.8 24.0 20.6 23.6
2013 23.7 24.9 16.3 27.0 23.7 25.6
2012 23.3 25.4 18.8 22.8 23.2 24.6
2011 19.9 21.7 13.6 20.1 19.8 21.0
2010 18.7 19.0 14.4 20.0 18.6 19.6
2009 17.2 19.8 11.5 17.7 17.2 17.6
2008 8.7 11.4 6.1 10.3 9.0 10.1
2007 5.7 6.5 2.7 5.7 5.6 6.4
2006 5.3 5.2 4.5 5.4 5.2 6.3
2005 6.0 6.0 4.5 5.6 5.9 7.1
2004 8.6 6.6 4.1 6.8 8.0 8.3
2003 8.9 8.3 3.6 5.9 8.3 8.5
2002 8.4 7.5 3.8 6.0 7.8 8.3
2001 6.8 5.9 4.0 6.4 6.5 7.5
Women
2021 12.4 13.7 13.5 14.8 12.9 16.7
2020 13.4 12.4 9.6 17.0 13.4 17.4
2019 11.4 10.8 9.9 14.1 11.5 16.0
2018 11.6 11.8 11.6 16.4 12.1 17.0
2017 14.1 14.0 13.7 17.0 14.4 19.0
2016 16.7 16.4 14.0 20.6 16.9 21.4
2015 19.0 20.3 17.5 23.1 19.4 23.5
2014 19.6 21.9 16.6 22.7 20.0 25.4
2013 22.5 20.7 16.7 26.8 22.4 26.7
2012 21.6 22.8 16.7 24.2 21.7 25.0
2011 18.1 21.6 14.0 19.9 18.4 21.8
2010 16.6 16.4 14.9 16.6 16.5 20.2
2009 14.9 15.6 11.7 16.4 15.0 18.1
2008 8.5 10.4 7.3 9.7 8.7 12.8
2007 7.6 9.9 3.5 7.7 7.6 10.7
2006 8.2 8.0 9.2 7.6 8.1 11.3
2005 8.0 9.1 8.8 9.4 8.3 12.0
2004 12.7 11.3 5.6 11.1 12.1 14.8
2003 13.5 13.3 9.0 10.3 13.0 15.8
2002 14.1 10.3 10.7 12.7 13.5 16.1
2001 12.0 9.3 8.0 13.3 11.7 15.2
Total
2021 11.2 12.7 11.1 13.1 11.6 14.8
2020 12.5 12.6 9.4 15.3 12.6 15.5
2019 10.9 10.3 9.7 13.4 11.0 14.1
2018 11.1 11.4 10.6 15.0 11.5 15.3
2017 13.1 13.9 11.7 16.1 13.4 17.2
2016 15.5 16.1 11.7 19.1 15.7 19.6
2015 18.2 19.7 15.0 21.9 18.6 22.1
2014 20.0 22.5 15.0 23.4 20.3 24.4
2013 23.1 23.0 16.5 26.9 23.1 26.1
2012 22.5 24.2 17.8 23.4 22.5 24.8
2011 19.1 21.7 13.8 20.0 19.2 21.4
2010 17.7 17.8 14.6 18.5 17.7 19.9
2009 16.2 18.0 11.6 17.1 16.2 17.9
2008 8.6 11.0 6.6 10.1 8.9 11.3
2007 6.5 8.0 3.0 6.5 6.5 8.2
2006 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.3 6.5 8.5
2005 6.9 7.3 6.2 7.1 6.9 9.1
2004 10.4 8.6 4.7 8.6 9.7 11.0
2003 10.9 10.4 5.7 7.7 10.2 11.5
2002 10.8 8.6 6.5 8.7 10.2 11.5
2001 9.0 7.3 5.5 9.2 8.6 10.6
Units: Per cent (annual averages).
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Economically Active Population Survey.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Unemployment rate
Ratio between the unemployed population and the active population.

Methodological aspects

The Economically Active Population Survey (EPA) is the main source of information about the labour market. The EPA is a sample-based research study of an ongoing nature conducted on a quarterly basis throughout Spain by the INE. The data presented in the Yearbook, however, corresponds to the national averages of of the quarterly results in relation to the following concepts:

  • active population
  • activity rate
  • employed population
  • employment rate
  • unemployed population
  • unemployment rate

The Idescat produces an extension of the annual results of the EPA that enables more detailed analysis of these variables and by specific groups:

  • employed population (by type of working day, by time in current job)
  • salaried working population
  • type of household in accordance with the relations its members have with economic activity

Agriculture and industry terms refer to sections A (agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing) and BE (mining and quarrying, manufacturing, energy, water and waste) of the NACE.

Until 2007 economic activity is classified according to the Catalan classification of economic activities 1993 Revision 1 (CCAE Rev.1). From 2008, in accordance with the new CCAE-2009.

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. Further information at: Economically Active Population Survey. Review 2005-2013 series.

Unavailable information is represented using the symbol ":". When the value is lower than that of the minimum unit to be able to estimate the statistical operation or if it effects statistical confidentiality, the symbol used is "..".