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Employed persons. By activity sectors and sex

Employed persons. By activity sectors and sex Catalonia. 2020
Value (annual average) Variation (%)
Total 3,335.8 -3.0
Agriculture 46.5 -10.2
Industry 587.5 -5.4
Construction 199.7 2.5
Services 2,502.2 -2.8
Men 1,761.7 -2.6
Agriculture 39.5 -6.3
Industry 396.6 -7.3
Construction 179.8 2.5
Services 1,145.9 -1.6
Women 1,574.0 -3.5
Agriculture 7.0 -27.0
Industry 190.9 -1.4
Construction 19.9 2.7
Services 1,356.2 -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.
Employed persons. By activity sectors and sex Spain. 2020
Value (annual average) Variation (%)
Total 19,202.4 -2.9
Agriculture 765.3 -4.0
Industry 2,698.2 -2.3
Construction 1,244.1 -2.6
Services 14,494.8 -3.0
Men 10,429.7 -2.9
Agriculture 593.9 -3.0
Industry 1,958.2 -3.2
Construction 1,142.2 -1.9
Services 6,735.4 -3.0
Women 8,772.7 -2.9
Agriculture 171.4 -7.3
Industry 740.0 -0.1
Construction 101.9 -10.7
Services 7,759.4 -2.9
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 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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