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Services sector. Employed persons Catalonia
Employed persons (number) Salaried (number) No salaried (number) Employees equivalent to full-time (number) Hours worked by employees (thousands)
2021 2,087,740 (b) Break in time series 1,702,055 (b) Break in time series 385,685 (b) Break in time series 1,469,641 (b) Break in time series 2,494,237 (b) Break in time series
2020 1,832,059 1,494,767 337,292 1,302,628 2,090,900
2019 1,911,141 1,560,319 350,823 1,353,506 2,414,461
2018 1,846,885 1,505,384 341,501 1,304,002 2,344,331
2017 1,792,352 1,471,721 320,631 1,264,735 2,273,799
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Structural business statistics in the service sector.
Note: Several methodological improvements were applied to the Structural Business Statistics in 2016. The results for 2016 are therefore not strictly comparable with those for previous years.
(b) Break in time series.

Last update: November 23, 2023.

EAS

These statistics have a specific section with all the information available: Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector (EAS).

Methodological note

Definition of concepts

Hours worked by employees
Total number of hours actually worked by employees for production during the reference period. It includes the total number of usual hours and overtime.
Employees
Workers linked to the company by means of a work contract who receive remuneration in the form of wages, salaries, commissions, bonuses, fixed prices or in kind. It includes both permanent and temporary personnel, either full-time or part-time.

Methodological aspects

The Structural Business Statistics in the Service Sector, called the Annual Services Survey prior to the reference year 2014, is a sample-based survey that is produced annually by the INE in order to study the economic characteristics of companies in almost all of the market services sector (number of establishments, employment, income and operating costs, etc.) and estimate the main micromagnitudes. Idescat makes a detailed treatment for Catalonia and collaborates with the publishing of questionnaires.

The information on Transportation and storage and Information and communication is presented in two tables: main results and macromagnitudes.

Since 2008, the Annual services survey has been adapted to the new National classification of economic activities (CNAE-2009). This change involves a shift in the series that prevents inter-annual comparison between most sectors and some variables.

The correspondences between the sectors used and the Catalan classification of economic activities (CCAE-2009) is as follows:

CCAE-2009Groups of activities
  
45Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
46Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles
49-53Transportation and storage
55,56Accommodation
58-63Information and communication
68Real estate activities
69-75Professional, scientific and technical activities
77-82Administrative and support service activities
90-93Arts, entertainment and recreation
95,96Other services

Several methodological improvements were applied to the Structural Business Statistics in 2016. The results for 2016 are therefore not strictly comparable with those for previous years.

You can get more information about these statistics in the methodology.