Skip to main content
Unemployed population. By time seeking work and sex Catalonia
Less than 1 year Men Women 1 year and over Men Women Non classifiable (1) Men Women Total Men Women
2021 230.9 112.1 118.8 201.6 88.7 113.0 17.6 8.6 9.0 450.1 209.3 240.7
2020 289.7 147.9 141.8 155.4 73.7 81.6 37.2 16.6 20.6 482.3 238.3 244.0
2019 219.8 109.5 110.2 169.6 86.1 83.6 37.0 18.7 18.3 426.4 214.3 212.1
2018 208.0 104.5 103.6 197.5 100.0 97.5 30.9 14.5 16.4 436.4 219.0 217.4
2017 221.8 106.3 115.4 255.4 125.8 129.6 30.1 16.4 13.7 507.2 248.5 258.7
2016 228.8 113.0 115.8 337.9 161.6 176.3 27.0 15.0 12.0 593.6 289.6 304.1
2015 262.2 128.7 133.6 419.2 216.4 202.8 21.6 11.8 9.9 703.1 356.9 346.2
2014 276.6 142.3 134.4 467.8 257.6 210.3 28.8 14.8 14.0 773.3 414.6 358.7
2013 349.5 185.3 164.3 512.2 287.2 224.9 31.5 16.3 15.2 893.2 488.9 404.4
2012 376.3 201.4 174.9 470.7 268.2 202.5 33.8 17.9 15.8 880.7 487.5 393.2
2011 355.7 195.3 160.5 375.3 214.3 161.0 28.9 15.9 13.0 760.0 425.5 334.5
2010 365.0 211.9 153.1 307.8 180.4 127.4 23.9 11.4 12.5 696.7 403.7 293.0
2009 444.6 269.5 175.1 166.5 92.2 74.3 25.7 13.3 12.4 636.9 375.1 261.8
2008 262.4 154.1 108.4 64.4 34.2 30.3 22.7 11.9 10.8 349.6 200.1 149.5
2007 163.6 80.0 83.6 54.9 25.9 29.0 29.0 15.5 13.6 247.5 121.4 126.1
2006 162.3 76.4 85.9 54.4 22.9 31.4 25.4 12.1 13.3 242.1 111.5 130.6
2005 169.6 84.9 84.7 60.0 27.5 32.5 20.8 10.3 10.4 250.4 122.8 127.6
2004 196.1 93.2 102.9 131.7 62.1 69.6 13.6 5.1 8.5 341.3 160.3 181.0
2003 191.8 94.0 97.8 143.3 62.1 81.2 14.2 7.2 7.0 349.3 163.3 186.0
2002 183.0 85.9 97.1 129.4 55.2 74.1 16.4 6.8 9.6 328.7 147.9 180.8
Units: Thousands (annual averages).
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Economically Active Population Survey.
Note: (1) Unemployed people that have found employment.

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Unemployed population
People aged 16 years or more that do not work, are looking for work and are available to work. Includes those seeking their first job and those that have worked before.

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 "..".