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Registered unemployment. By sex. Annual averages. Provinces 2021
Barcelona Girona Lleida Tarragona Catalonia Spain % Cat./Spa.
Men
2021 139,454.2 18,985.3 10,344.8 22,944.0 191,728.3 1,481,364.4 12.9
2020 149,981.8 20,233.3 10,587.1 24,619.3 205,421.3 1,578,186.3 13.0
2019 119,875.8 15,767.0 8,566.3 19,217.5 163,426.6 1,291,009.2 12.7
2018 123,761.2 16,535.3 9,136.0 20,322.8 169,755.2 1,363,626.7 12.4
2017 135,037.8 18,128.4 9,546.8 22,228.3 184,941.3 1,503,062.8 12.3
2016 157,901.3 20,920.4 11,197.3 25,694.4 215,713.5 1,723,761.8 12.5
2015 185,810.9 24,271.3 13,091.8 30,383.1 253,557.2 1,943,479.7 13.0
2014 215,773.9 27,832.8 14,938.3 35,028.7 293,573.6 2,184,965.7 13.4
2013 239,098.8 30,489.8 16,425.3 37,640.8 323,654.8 2,375,676.3 13.6
2012 241,961.9 30,841.8 17,045.8 38,138.5 327,987.9 2,341,717.0 14.0
2011 229,175.4 29,878.8 16,133.4 36,293.7 311,481.3 2,103,259.6 14.8
2010 222,139.9 29,494.3 15,090.1 34,779.3 301,503.6 2,030,479.3 14.8
2009 199,968.1 26,649.3 13,429.8 31,205.6 271,252.8 1,832,893.3 14.8
2008 117,903.1 15,849.8 7,268.0 18,605.9 159,626.8 1,146,945.3 13.9
2007 81,928.8 9,407.5 4,037.9 11,115.1 106,489.3 791,800.0 13.4
2006 84,917.3 9,402.4 4,182.0 10,763.3 109,265.0 788,185.4 13.9
2005 88,527.4 9,384.8 4,409.9 10,649.7 112,971.8 818,025.4 13.8
2004 91,214.5 9,091.3 4,053.3 10,839.8 115,198.9 854,317.1 13.5
2003 81,928.8 9,407.5 4,037.9 11,115.1 106,489.3 791,800.0 13.4
2002 85,257.3 7,901.0 3,502.1 9,814.7 106,475.1 836,676.1 12.7
2001 71,944.5 6,920.5 2,995.8 7,931.6 89,792.4 771,485.5 11.6
Women
2021 179,042.4 23,027.6 12,963.3 30,404.0 245,437.3 2,083,875.1 11.8
2020 187,644.2 23,975.8 12,926.7 31,451.3 255,997.9 2,131,638.7 12.0
2019 160,463.4 19,682.5 11,059.4 26,131.7 217,337.0 1,857,742.8 11.7
2018 164,747.5 20,206.3 11,474.0 26,809.5 223,237.3 1,915,452.7 11.7
2017 173,386.1 20,984.3 11,379.8 27,603.0 233,353.1 2,004,680.3 11.6
2016 190,264.2 22,604.8 12,455.8 29,567.1 254,891.8 2,145,135.9 11.9
2015 210,643.0 24,679.8 13,424.9 32,153.7 280,901.3 2,288,652.2 12.3
2014 225,981.3 26,287.0 13,901.3 33,811.6 299,981.1 2,390,971.4 12.5
2013 237,798.8 27,071.0 14,319.1 34,451.3 313,640.1 2,469,625.8 12.7
2012 232,663.7 26,576.0 13,923.3 33,109.0 306,271.9 2,378,687.0 12.9
2011 217,507.6 25,308.7 13,097.6 30,829.7 286,743.5 2,153,900.0 13.3
2010 205,386.7 24,223.2 11,785.4 28,261.5 269,656.8 2,030,276.6 13.3
2009 185,391.8 20,937.2 9,774.1 24,253.2 240,356.2 1,811,147.9 13.3
2008 135,072.5 14,924.9 6,652.3 17,376.2 174,025.9 1,392,995.4 12.5
2007 117,034.6 12,596.4 5,793.3 14,491.9 149,916.2 1,247,200.0 12.0
2006 118,626.0 12,849.0 5,907.0 14,194.0 151,576.0 1,251,228.6 12.1
2005 119,230.8 12,956.9 6,109.2 14,194.3 152,491.2 1,251,828.2 12.2
2004 121,715.3 12,993.4 5,999.8 14,501.6 155,210.2 1,259,400.5 12.3
2003 120,290.0 12,424.6 6,100.1 13,814.8 152,629.5 1,245,749.9 12.3
2002 115,303.6 11,714.1 5,814.0 13,158.6 145,990.3 1,212,930.8 12.0
2001 104,041.5 11,238.4 5,326.5 11,707.7 132,314.1 1,158,671.2 11.4
Total
2021 318,496.6 42,012.9 23,308.1 53,348.0 437,165.6 3,565,239.5 12.3
2020 337,625.9 44,209.1 23,513.8 56,070.5 461,419.3 3,709,824.9 12.4
2019 280,339.2 35,449.5 19,625.8 45,349.2 380,763.6 3,148,752.0 12.1
2018 288,508.7 36,741.5 20,610.0 47,132.3 392,992.4 3,279,079.3 12.0
2017 308,423.9 39,112.7 20,926.5 49,831.3 418,294.4 3,507,743.1 11.9
2016 348,165.5 43,525.2 23,653.1 55,261.5 470,605.3 3,868,897.7 12.2
2015 396,453.9 48,951.1 26,516.8 62,536.8 534,458.5 4,232,131.8 12.6
2014 441,755.2 54,119.8 28,839.5 68,840.3 593,554.7 4,575,937.1 13.0
2013 476,897.5 57,560.8 30,744.4 72,092.1 637,294.8 4,845,302.1 13.2
2012 474,625.6 57,417.8 30,969.0 71,247.5 634,259.8 4,720,404.0 13.4
2011 446,683.0 55,187.5 29,231.0 67,123.3 598,224.8 4,257,159.6 14.1
2010 427,526.6 53,717.5 26,875.5 63,040.8 571,160.3 4,060,755.9 14.1
2009 385,359.8 47,586.4 23,203.9 55,458.8 511,608.9 3,644,041.2 14.0
2008 252,975.6 30,774.8 13,920.3 35,982.1 333,652.8 2,539,940.8 13.1
2007 198,963.4 22,003.9 9,831.2 25,607.0 256,405.5 2,039,004.3 12.6
2006 203,543.5 22,251.2 10,089.4 24,957.2 260,841.2 2,039,414.0 12.8
2005 207,758.2 22,341.7 10,519.1 24,844.0 265,462.9 2,069,853.6 12.8
2004 212,929.8 22,084.8 10,053.1 25,341.4 270,409.1 2,113,717.6 12.8
2003 209,261.9 20,832.8 9,766.3 24,127.9 263,988.8 2,096,886.9 12.6
2002 200,560.9 19,615.1 9,316.1 22,973.3 252,465.3 2,049,606.9 12.3
2001 175,986.0 18,158.9 8,322.3 19,639.3 222,106.5 1,930,156.7 11.5
Units: Persons.
Source: Ministry of Business and Employment.

Last update: January 4, 2022.

Statistics ATUREG

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Registered unemployment
People aged 16 years or more without work that, or that on the final day of the month have a job offer registered in the offices of the Generalitat or INEM but have yet to effectively start working. This does not include the following groups: workers unavailable for immediate employment or in incompatible situations with work, workers demanding work of a specific nature (such as work abroad) and temporary agricultural workers that benefit from a special unemployment subsidy. Also excluded are those people that unjustifiably refuse to take part in vocational training courses.

Methodological aspects

The unemployment data comes from two types of source: the statistics produced by bodies that are specialised in the production of statistical information and those resulting from the management of certain institutions with responsibilities for labour matters.

It should be noted that, due to this diversity of sources, three types of unemployment statistics are presented Statistical Yearbook:

  • unemployed population (estimated unemployment), obtained from the EPA.
  • registered unemployment on the basis of data from the employment offices of the Generalitat and Inem.
  • unemployed population taken from the Population census.

The second type of statistics is obtained from the administrative records of the competent bodies, which normally produce and publish the data. Of importance is the data on registered unemployment by counties provided by the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Families.

Regarding the registered unemployment data, it should be noted that from May 2005, a new model was adopted for the management of data, called SISPE (Public Employment Services Information System), which implies changes in the collection and treatment of data, and which led to a break in the series for registered unemployment. This edition of the Annual presents provisional data revised from February 2001 to December 2004.

The new county of El Moianès was created on 1 May 2015 (Law 4/2015, of 23 April, on the creation of the county of El Moianès) from the aggregation of five municipalities of the county of El Bages, one from the county of Osona and four from the county of El Vallès Oriental.

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 "..".