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Employed persons. By activity sectors and sex

Employed persons. By activity sectors and sex Catalonia. 2021
Value (annual average) Variation (%)
Total 3,442.1 3.2
Agriculture 52.9 13.9
Industry 578.5 -1.5
Construction 214.5 7.4
Services 2,596.2 3.8
Men 1,809.4 2.7
Agriculture 45.1 14.2
Industry 406.4 2.5
Construction 196.8 9.5
Services 1,161.2 1.3
Women 1,632.7 3.7
Agriculture 7.9 12.2
Industry 172.1 -9.9
Construction 17.7 -10.8
Services 1,435.1 5.8
Units: Thousands of people.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE Economically Active Population Survey.
Employed persons. By activity sectors and sex Spain. 2021
Value (annual average) Variation (%)
Total 19,773.6 3.0
Agriculture 802.7 4.9
Industry 2,700.1 0.1
Construction 1,291.5 3.8
Services 14,979.3 3.3
Men 10,651.7 2.1
Agriculture 610.7 2.8
Industry 1,993.0 1.8
Construction 1,167.9 2.3
Services 6,880.2 2.1
Women 9,121.9 4.0
Agriculture 191.9 12.0
Industry 707.2 -4.4
Construction 123.6 21.4
Services 8,099.1 4.4
Units: Thousands of people.
Source: INE. Economically Active Population Survey.

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 employed persons is people aged 16 or over who are working either as employees or as self-employed.

The economic activity sector of employed people is determined by the main activity of the company in which they work and not by their specific job. Until the 4th quarter of 2007 economic activity was classified according to the Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 1993 Revision 1 (CCEA-93 Rev.1). However, from the 1st quarter of 2008 onwards, economic activities have been classified using the new Catalan Classification of Economic Activities 2009 (CCEA-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.

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