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Unemployed persons and unemployment rate. By sex and age group

Unemployed persons and unemployment rate. By sex and age group Catalonia. 2018
Unemployment rate (%) Value (annual average) Variation (%)
Total 11.5 436.4 -14.0
From 16 to 64 years 11.6 435.6 -13.8
From 16 to 24 years 27.7 80.9 -4.4
From 25 to 54 years 10.0 290.0 -15.1
From 55 years and more 10.6 65.5 -19.3
Men 10.9 219.0 -11.9
From 16 to 64 years 11.1 218.7 -11.7
From 16 to 24 years 29.6 46.4 -3.8
From 25 to 54 years 9.2 138.9 -14.4
From 55 years and more 9.9 33.7 -11.5
Women 12.1 217.4 -16.0
From 16 to 64 years 12.2 216.9 -15.9
From 16 to 24 years 25.4 34.5 -5.2
From 25 to 54 years 10.9 151.1 -15.7
From 55 years and more 11.4 31.8 -26.1
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Active Population Survey.
Unemployed persons and unemployment rate. By sex and age group Spain. 2018
Unemployment rate (%) Value (annual average) Variation (%)
Total 15.3 3,479.1 -11.2
From 16 to 64 years 15.4 3,470.2 -11.2
From 16 to 24 years 34.3 517.4 -10.5
From 25 to 54 years 14.0 2,455.3 -12.3
From 55 years and more 13.3 506.4 -6.2
Men 13.7 1,674.6 -12.1
From 16 to 64 years 13.8 1,669.2 -12.2
From 16 to 24 years 35.2 288.8 -9.6
From 25 to 54 years 12.1 1,126.6 -13.0
From 55 years and more 12.3 259.2 -10.9
Women 17.0 1,804.5 -10.3
From 16 to 64 years 17.1 1,801.0 -10.3
From 16 to 24 years 33.3 228.6 -11.7
From 25 to 54 years 16.2 1,328.7 -11.6
From 55 years and more 14.6 247.2 -0.6
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: INE. Active Population Survey.

Methodological note

The Active Population Survey (APS) 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 unemployed persons is people aged 16 or over who are out of work, available to work and actively seeking work.

The unemployment rate is calculated by dividing the unemployed persons by the active population.

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 Active Population Survey series for the period in question.

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