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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 2013
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 62.99 3,838.3 -49.4 -1.3 -1.3
Men 68.63 2,035.3 -45.3 -2.2 -2.1
Women 57.65 1,803.0 -4.1 -0.2 -0.3
From 16 to 24 47.05 293.5 -6.7 -2.2 -2.2
From 25 to 54 90.39 3,024.6 -50.1 -1.6 -1.4
Aged 55 and over 24.50 520.2 7.4 1.5 0.3
Employment 49.21 2,998.8 36.7 1.2 -2.0
Men 53.33 1,581.7 14.0 0.9 -2.8
Women 45.31 1,417.0 22.7 1.6 -1.2
From 16 to 24 24.03 149.9 5.0 3.4 -1.9
From 25 to 54 72.11 2,412.7 28.2 1.2 -2.1
Aged 55 and over 20.54 436.1 3.5 0.8 -1.6
Unemployment 21.87 839.5 -86.1 -9.3 1.4
Men 22.29 453.6 -59.3 -11.6 0.3
Women 21.41 386.0 -26.8 -6.5 2.8
From 16 to 24 48.92 143.6 -11.7 -7.6 -2.5
From 25 to 54 20.23 611.9 -78.3 -11.3 1.2
Aged 55 and over 16.17 84.1 4.0 5.0 10.4
Units: Thousands.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Survey of Active Population.
Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group Spain. 4th quarter 2013
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 59.86 23,070.9 -289.5 -1.2 -1.1
Men 66.05 12,415.6 -232.1 -1.8 -1.7
Women 53.96 10,655.2 -57.5 -0.5 -0.3
From 16 to 24 40.55 1,652.6 -71.9 -4.2 -5.2
From 25 to 54 87.34 18,368.6 -290.5 -1.6 -1.2
Aged 55 and over 22.70 3,049.7 72.9 2.4 2.1
Employment 44.46 17,135.2 -204.2 -1.2 -2.8
Men 49.51 9,306.8 -128.9 -1.4 -3.0
Women 39.64 7,828.4 -75.3 -1.0 -2.5
From 16 to 24 18.29 745.4 -33.6 -4.3 -10.5
From 25 to 54 66.25 13,932.3 -189.9 -1.3 -2.7
Aged 55 and over 18.29 2,457.5 19.3 0.8 -0.5
Unemployment 25.73 5,935.6 -85.4 -1.4 4.1
Men 25.04 3,108.8 -103.2 -3.2 2.4
Women 26.53 2,826.8 17.8 0.6 6.2
From 16 to 24 54.89 907.1 -38.5 -4.1 -0.5
From 25 to 54 24.15 4,436.4 -100.5 -2.2 3.9
Aged 55 and over 19.42 592.2 53.6 10.0 14.5
Units: Thousands.
Source: INE. Economically Active Population Survey.

Last update: January 23, 2014. Revised series on May 26, 2014. Next update: October 28, 2021 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.