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

Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group Catalonia. 4th quarter 2022
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value Absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 60.69 3,906.2 12.6 0.3 0.0
Men 65.03 2,024.1 18.0 0.9 0.2
Women 56.64 1,882.1 -5.5 -0.3 -0.2
From 16 to 24 years 41.84 320.1 18.1 6.0 10.1
From 25 to 54 years 88.99 2,843.5 -44.7 -1.5 -1.7
From 55 years and over 29.99 742.5 39.2 5.6 2.5
Employment 54.68 3,519.0 20.8 0.6 2.1
Men 58.72 1,827.7 -0.5 0.0 1.6
Women 50.89 1,691.2 21.4 1.3 2.6
From 16 to 24 years 33.61 257.2 37.5 17.1 17.5
From 25 to 54 years 80.83 2,582.5 -47.4 -1.8 0.5
From 55 years and over 27.44 679.3 30.7 4.7 3.4
Unemployment 9.91 387.2 -8.2 -2.1 -16.3
Men 9.70 196.4 18.6 10.4 -12.4
Women 10.14 190.8 -26.8 -12.3 -19.7
From 16 to 24 years 19.68 63.0 -19.4 -23.5 -8.1
From 25 to 54 years 9.18 260.9 2.7 1.0 -20.7
From 55 years and over 8.52 63.2 8.5 15.5 -6.8
Units: Thousands of people.
Source: Idescat, based on the INE Economically Active Population Survey.
Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group Spain. 4th quarter 2022
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value Absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 58.52 23,487.8 199.0 0.9 0.9
Men 63.53 12,378.7 99.6 0.8 0.9
Women 53.79 11,109.2 99.5 0.9 1.0
From 16 to 24 years 35.22 1,586.1 112.0 7.6 6.3
From 25 to 54 years 87.64 17,193.0 -30.0 -0.2 -0.4
From 55 years and over 29.40 4,708.7 117.0 2.5 4.1
Employment 50.99 20,463.9 278.9 1.4 3.1
Men 56.34 10,977.7 146.8 1.4 2.9
Women 45.93 9,486.2 132.1 1.4 3.3
From 16 to 24 years 24.91 1,122.0 100.4 9.8 14.5
From 25 to 54 years 77.26 15,157.1 20.3 0.1 1.6
From 55 years and over 26.13 4,184.8 158.2 3.9 5.9
Unemployment 12.87 3,024.0 -79.9 -2.6 -11.8
Men 11.32 1,401.0 -47.2 -3.3 -12.9
Women 14.61 1,623.0 -32.6 -2.0 -10.9
From 16 to 24 years 29.26 464.1 11.6 2.6 -9.1
From 25 to 54 years 11.84 2,035.9 -50.3 -2.4 -13.3
From 55 years and over 11.13 523.9 -41.2 -7.3 -8.3
Units: Thousands of people.
Source: INE. Economically Active Population Survey.

Last update: January 26, 2023. Next update: April 27, 2023 Calendari

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Methodological note

The Economically 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 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 Economically Active Population Survey series for the period in question.

You can get more information about these statistics in the methodology.