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Active population and activity rate. By sex and age group

Active population and activity rate. By sex and age group Catalonia. 2020
Activity rate (%) Value (annual average) Variation (%)
Total 60.3 3,818.1 -1.3
From 16 to 64 years 76.9 3,778.3 -1.3
From 16 to 24 years 41.4 295.5 -5.4
From 25 to 34 years 86.4 754.9 -1.8
From 35 to 44 years 89.5 1,037.4 -4.4
From 45 to 54 years 87.8 1,056.6 0.5
From 55 years and more 28.3 673.7 3.9
Men 65.1 2,000.0 -1.2
From 16 to 64 years 80.6 1,976.9 -1.2
From 16 to 24 years 43.4 160.8 -2.1
From 25 to 34 years 89.2 389.0 -2.5
From 35 to 44 years 93.6 536.9 -4.7
From 45 to 54 years 91.5 553.1 0.5
From 55 years and more 33.2 360.3 4.0
Women 55.8 1,818.0 -1.4
From 16 to 64 years 73.2 1,801.5 -1.4
From 16 to 24 years 39.2 134.7 -9.1
From 25 to 34 years 83.5 365.9 -1.1
From 35 to 44 years 85.6 500.5 -4.1
From 45 to 54 years 84.1 503.6 0.5
From 55 years and more 24.3 313.4 3.7
Units: Thousands.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Survey of Active Population.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19.
Active population and activity rate. By sex and age group Spain. 2020
Activity rate (%) Value (annual average) Variation (%)
Total 57.4 22,733.3 -1.3
From 16 to 64 years 73.4 22,474.7 -1.4
From 16 to 24 years 33.5 1,431.6 -7.0
From 25 to 34 years 84.4 4,447.5 -2.5
From 35 to 44 years 87.8 6,282.6 -4.0
From 45 to 54 years 84.0 6,352.8 -0.1
From 55 years and more 27.5 4,218.8 5.0
Men 62.9 12,108.9 -1.3
From 16 to 64 years 78.2 11,961.4 -1.5
From 16 to 24 years 36.0 792.0 -5.9
From 25 to 34 years 87.0 2,299.2 -3.2
From 35 to 44 years 92.5 3,303.3 -4.1
From 45 to 54 years 90.1 3,411.7 0.2
From 55 years and more 32.7 2,302.8 4.2
Women 52.2 10,624.4 -1.2
From 16 to 64 years 68.7 10,513.3 -1.4
From 16 to 24 years 30.7 639.6 -8.3
From 25 to 34 years 81.7 2,148.3 -1.8
From 35 to 44 years 83.2 2,979.3 -4.0
From 45 to 54 years 77.9 2,941.1 -0.5
From 55 years and more 23.2 1,916.0 5.9
Units: Thousands.
Source: INE. Economically Active Population Survey.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by Covid-19.

Methodological note

The Economically Active Population Survey (EAPS) is the main source for finding out about the labour market. It is sample research carried out by the INE using the methodology of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Statistical Office of the European Commission (Eurostat). The survey is taken every quarter and its main purpose is to investigate the relationship with people's economic activity.

The active population is made up of the employed and unemployed persons. It is people aged 16 or over who are working or are available to work.

The activity rate is calculated by dividing the active population by the population aged 16 or over.

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.

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