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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. 2nd quarter 2020
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 58.53 3,700.4 -162.0 -4.2 -1.8
Men 63.50 1,948.2 -69.1 -3.4 -1.5
Women 53.85 1,752.2 -92.9 -5.0 -2.1
From 16 to 24 38.00 270.8 -42.1 -13.5 -7.9
From 25 to 54 85.75 2,775.7 -134.6 -4.6 -2.4
Aged 55 and over 27.56 653.9 14.7 2.3 4.1
Employment 51.05 3,227.5 -203.6 -5.9 -2.1
Men 55.46 1,701.5 -94.4 -5.3 -1.8
Women 46.89 1,526.0 -109.3 -6.7 -2.5
From 16 to 24 24.48 174.5 -61.5 -26.1 -13.4
From 25 to 54 76.04 2,461.2 -157.2 -6.0 -2.9
Aged 55 and over 24.94 591.8 15.1 2.6 5.8
Unemployment 12.78 472.9 41.7 9.7 0.8
Men 12.66 246.7 25.3 11.4 0.6
Women 12.91 226.2 16.4 7.8 1.0
From 16 to 24 35.58 96.4 19.4 25.3 6.7
From 25 to 54 11.33 314.5 22.7 7.8 1.6
Aged 55 and over 9.49 62.1 -0.4 -0.7 -10.4
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Economically Active Population Survey.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.
Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group Spain. 2nd quarter 2020
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 55.54 21,975.2 -1,060.4 -4.6 -1.9
Men 61.35 11,800.5 -483.8 -3.9 -1.8
Women 50.05 10,174.7 -576.5 -5.4 -2.2
From 16 to 24 30.14 1,288.1 -240.4 -15.7 -7.4
From 25 to 54 82.90 16,588.7 -907.5 -5.2 -3.0
Aged 55 and over 26.82 4,098.4 87.5 2.2 4.7
Employment 47.03 18,607.2 -1,197.7 -6.0 -2.5
Men 52.68 10,133.4 -616.8 -5.7 -2.6
Women 41.68 8,473.8 -580.9 -6.4 -2.4
From 16 to 24 18.20 777.9 -244.0 -23.9 -10.3
From 25 to 54 70.98 14,204.9 -1,059.3 -6.9 -3.8
Aged 55 and over 23.72 3,624.4 105.6 3.0 5.4
Unemployment 15.33 3,368.0 137.3 4.3 1.5
Men 14.13 1,667.1 133.0 8.7 4.1
Women 16.72 1,700.9 4.4 0.3 -0.9
From 16 to 24 39.61 510.2 3.6 0.7 -1.9
From 25 to 54 14.37 2,383.8 151.9 6.8 2.6
Aged 55 and over 11.56 474.0 -18.1 -3.7 -0.2
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: INE. Economically Active Population Survey.
Note: Between 14 March and 21 June 2020, it is in force the Royal Decree 463/2020, of 14 March, which declares the state of alarm for the management of the health crisis situation caused by COVID-19.

Last update: July 28, 2020. Next update: October 27, 2020 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 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 Economically Active Population Survey series for the period in question.