Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group

Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group Catalonia. 4th quarter 2018
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 61.67 3,842.5 47.1 1.2 0.4
Men 66.81 2,017.8 22.5 1.1 0.8
Women 56.83 1,824.7 24.6 1.4 0.0
From 16 to 24 45.60 307.4 21.6 7.6 5.1
From 25 to 54 89.40 2,899.8 0.0 0.0 -0.5
Aged 55 and over 27.47 635.3 25.4 4.2 2.6
Employment 54.42 3,391.1 75.0 2.3 2.7
Men 59.52 1,797.8 38.9 2.2 2.6
Women 49.63 1,593.4 36.1 2.3 2.7
From 16 to 24 32.99 222.4 19.4 9.6 9.2
From 25 to 54 80.18 2,600.9 16.4 0.6 1.5
Aged 55 and over 24.55 567.8 39.2 7.4 6.0
Unemployment 11.75 451.4 -27.9 -5.8 -14.0
Men 10.91 220.1 -16.4 -6.9 -11.9
Women 12.67 231.3 -11.5 -4.7 -16.0
From 16 to 24 27.64 85.0 2.2 2.7 -4.4
From 25 to 54 10.31 298.9 -16.3 -5.2 -15.1
Aged 55 and over 10.62 67.5 -13.8 -16.9 -19.3
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Active Population Survey.
Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group Spain. 4th quarter 2018
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 58.61 22,868.8 103.8 0.5 0.3
Men 64.45 12,227.2 67.4 0.6 0.3
Women 53.08 10,641.6 36.4 0.3 0.3
From 16 to 24 36.51 1,499.7 9.9 0.7 0.5
From 25 to 54 86.86 17,474.5 -92.7 -0.5 -0.6
Aged 55 and over 26.32 3,894.6 186.7 5.0 4.2
Employment 50.14 19,564.6 566.2 3.0 2.7
Men 56.15 10,653.1 313.9 3.0 2.6
Women 44.45 8,911.5 252.4 2.9 2.8
From 16 to 24 24.26 996.8 65.1 7.0 7.4
From 25 to 54 75.41 15,170.7 279.2 1.9 1.7
Aged 55 and over 22.96 3,397.1 221.9 7.0 6.0
Unemployment 14.45 3,304.3 -462.4 -12.3 -11.2
Men 12.87 1,574.1 -246.5 -13.5 -12.1
Women 16.26 1,730.2 -215.8 -11.1 -10.3
From 16 to 24 33.54 503.0 -55.2 -9.9 -10.5
From 25 to 54 13.18 2,303.9 -371.9 -13.9 -12.3
Aged 55 and over 12.77 497.5 -35.2 -6.6 -6.2
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: INE. Active Population Survey.

Date published: January 29, 2019. Next update: April 25, 2019 Calendari

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

The unemployed persons is people aged 16 or over who are out of work, available to work and actively seeking work.

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 employment rate is calculated by dividing the employed persons by the population aged 16 or over.

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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