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

Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group Catalonia. 3rd quarter 2018
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 61.17 3,797.6 5.3 0.1 0.2
By sex:
Men 66.97 2,014.6 12.7 0.6 0.7
Women 55.72 1,783.0 -7.3 -0.4 -0.4
By age group:
From 16 to 24 46.57 311.1 14.2 4.8 4.2
From 25 to 54 88.82 2,876.9 -11.4 -0.4 -0.6
Aged 55 and over 26.49 609.6 2.5 0.4 2.1
Employment 54.67 3,393.9 77.3 2.3 2.8
By sex:
Men 59.94 1,803.4 35.6 2.0 2.7
Women 49.71 1,590.6 41.7 2.7 2.9
By age group:
From 16 to 24 34.33 229.4 22.3 10.8 9.0
From 25 to 54 80.59 2,610.4 25.1 1.0 1.8
Aged 55 and over 24.08 554.1 29.9 5.7 5.6
Unemployment 10.63 403.7 -72.0 -15.1 -16.5
By sex:
Men 10.48 211.2 -22.9 -9.8 -13.4
Women 10.79 192.5 -49.0 -20.3 -19.4
By age group:
From 16 to 24 26.28 81.8 -8.1 -9.0 -6.7
From 25 to 54 9.26 266.5 -36.4 -12.0 -18.0
Aged 55 and over 9.10 55.5 -27.4 -33.1 -20.0
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. 3rd quarter 2018
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 58.73 22,854.0 73.1 0.3 0.2
By sex:
Men 64.86 12,272.0 40.8 0.3 0.2
Women 52.93 10,582.0 32.2 0.3 0.3
By age group:
From 16 to 24 39.21 1,602.2 -7.8 -0.5 0.4
From 25 to 54 86.65 17,434.8 -63.5 -0.4 -0.6
Aged 55 and over 25.96 3,817.0 144.4 3.9 4.0
Employment 50.18 19,528.0 478.8 2.5 2.6
By sex:
Men 56.35 10,662.4 241.9 2.3 2.4
Women 44.35 8,865.6 236.9 2.7 2.7
By age group:
From 16 to 24 26.27 1,073.5 42.7 4.1 7.5
From 25 to 54 75.05 15,100.6 230.9 1.6 1.6
Aged 55 and over 22.81 3,353.9 205.3 6.5 5.7
Unemployment 14.55 3,326.0 -405.7 -10.9 -10.8
By sex:
Men 13.12 1,609.6 -201.1 -11.1 -11.7
Women 16.22 1,716.4 -204.7 -10.7 -10.0
By age group:
From 16 to 24 33.00 528.8 -50.3 -8.7 -10.7
From 25 to 54 13.39 2,334.2 -294.4 -11.2 -11.8
Aged 55 and over 12.13 463.0 -61.0 -11.6 -6.0
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: INE. Active Population Survey.

Date published: October 25, 2018.

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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