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People with disabilities. By relationship with economic activity

People with disabilities. By relationship with the economic activity Catalonia Value
Active (thousands) Employed (thousands) Unemployed (thousands) Activity rate (%) Employment rate (%) Unemployment rate (%)
2020 121.8 93.5 28.3 37.1 28.5 23.2
2019 116.7 87.7 29.0 37.0 27.8 24.9
2018 110.2 84.8 25.4 35.0 27.0 23.1
2017 107.5 81.6 25.9 35.0 26.6 24.1
2016 109.2 84.4 24.9 36.2 28.0 22.8
2015 106.4 72.2 34.2 35.9 24.3 32.1
2014 104.9 (b) Break in time series 70.1 (b) Break in time series 34.8 (b) Break in time series 35.4 (b) Break in time series 23.6 (b) Break in time series 33.2 (b) Break in time series
2013 96.7 57.4 39.3 39.1 23.2 40.6
2012 86.9 58.3 28.6 35.4 23.8 32.9
2011 83.1 67.5 15.6 38.9 31.6 18.8
2010 76.2 62.6 13.6 38.7 31.8 17.9
2009 72.1 59.3 12.8 40.2 33.0 17.8
Source: Idescat, based on the INE Employment of persons with disabilities.
Note: People with disabilities are defined as those with a degree of disability of 33% or more. From 2014, the term also includes the population included under Royal Legislative Decree 1/2013. Hence, the results for 2014 and subsequently are not comparable with those of the previous years.
(b) Break in time series.
People with disabilities. By relationship with the economic activity Spain Value
Active (thousands) Employed (thousands) Unemployed (thousands) Activity rate (%) Employment rate (%) Unemployment rate (%)
2020 663.9 516.3 147.6 34.3 26.7 22.2
2019 638.6 485.9 152.6 34.0 25.9 23.9
2018 654.6 489.5 165.1 34.5 25.8 25.2
2017 651.7 481.0 170.7 35.0 25.9 26.2
2016 647.2 462.0 185.2 35.2 25.1 28.6
2015 601.1 414.8 186.3 33.9 23.4 31.0
2014 585.9 (b) Break in time series 394.4 (b) Break in time series 191.5 (b) Break in time series 33.6 (b) Break in time series 22.6 (b) Break in time series 32.7 (b) Break in time series
2013 533.6 346.6 187.0 37.4 24.3 35.0
2012 531.8 355.4 176.4 36.7 24.5 33.2
2011 462.9 338.8 124.1 36.7 26.8 26.8
2010 421.6 321.9 99.6 36.0 27.5 23.6
2009 390.2 305.7 84.5 36.1 28.3 21.7
Source: INE. Employment of persons with disabilities.
Note: People with disabilities are defined as those with a degree of disability of 33% or more. From 2014, the term also includes the population included under Royal Legislative Decree 1/2013. Hence, the results for 2014 and subsequently are not comparable with those of the previous years.
(b) Break in time series.

Methodological note

The main objective of the Labour market statistics on people with disabilities is to ascertain the situation of disabled people and their integration in the labour market.

Disabled people are defined as the group of people in the 16–64 age range, with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%, who reside in main family dwellings. From 2014, they also include: (i) pensioners from the Social Security agency who have a recognised permanent 100% or major disability pension and (ii) pensioners of the beneficiary categories that have a retirement pension on the basis of permanent disability for service or unfitness (in accordance with Royal Legislative Decree 1/2013, of 29 November).

Active population is the group of persons (aged from 16 to 64 years) who furnish the labour supply for the production of economic goods and services or who are available and carrying out procedures to start doing so.

Employed persons are people aged from16 to 64 years who are working either as employees or as self-employed.

Unemployed persons are people aged from 16 to 64 who are out of work, available to work and actively seeking work.

The activity rate is calculated by dividing the number of persons aged 16 to 64 in activity by the total population of the same age group.

The employment rate is calculated by dividing the number of persons aged 16 to 64 in employment by the total population of the same age group.

The employment rate is calculated by dividing the number of persons aged 16 to 64 in unemployment by the active population of the same age group.

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