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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 2015
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 62.04 3,770.5 -34.1 -0.9 -0.6
Men 67.60 1,993.5 -22.0 -1.1 -0.4
Women 56.80 1,776.9 -12.1 -0.7 -0.8
From 16 to 24 41.57 260.3 -14.9 -5.4 -4.2
From 25 to 54 90.12 2,934.0 -44.6 -1.5 -1.7
Aged 55 and over 26.24 576.1 25.4 4.6 7.1
Employment 51.04 3,101.9 53.8 1.8 1.5
Men 56.43 1,664.1 54.8 3.4 3.1
Women 45.96 1,437.8 -1.0 -0.1 -0.1
From 16 to 24 25.34 158.7 9.9 6.7 4.6
From 25 to 54 75.74 2,465.8 15.4 0.6 0.6
Aged 55 and over 21.74 477.3 28.5 6.3 5.7
Unemployment 17.73 668.6 -87.9 -11.6 -9.1
Men 16.53 329.4 -76.9 -18.9 -13.9
Women 19.09 339.2 -11.1 -3.2 -3.5
From 16 to 24 39.03 101.6 -24.8 -19.6 -14.0
From 25 to 54 15.96 468.2 -60.0 -11.4 -11.7
Aged 55 and over 17.15 98.8 -3.1 -3.0 14.1
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: Idescat, based on data from the INE's Economically Active Population Survey.
Activity, employment and unemployment rates. By sex and age group Spain. 4th quarter 2015
Year-over-year variation
Rate (%) Value absolute % quarter % accumulated
Activity 59.43 22,873.7 -153.1 -0.7 -0.1
Men 65.37 12,250.9 -131.1 -1.1 -0.3
Women 53.79 10,622.8 -22.1 -0.2 0.1
From 16 to 24 37.19 1,486.8 -84.0 -5.3 -2.9
From 25 to 54 87.34 17,929.9 -306.2 -1.7 -1.1
Aged 55 and over 24.76 3,456.9 236.9 7.4 6.7
Employment 47.01 18,094.2 525.1 3.0 3.0
Men 52.63 9,863.3 305.0 3.2 3.4
Women 41.68 8,230.8 220.0 2.7 2.6
From 16 to 24 19.99 799.3 42.3 5.6 7.2
From 25 to 54 70.38 14,447.8 241.7 1.7 1.8
Aged 55 and over 20.39 2,847.1 241.1 9.3 8.5
Unemployment 20.90 4,779.5 -678.2 -12.4 -9.9
Men 19.49 2,387.6 -436.1 -15.4 -12.2
Women 22.52 2,391.9 -242.1 -9.2 -7.3
From 16 to 24 46.24 687.6 -126.1 -15.5 -11.7
From 25 to 54 19.42 3,482.2 -547.8 -13.6 -10.8
Aged 55 and over 17.64 609.8 -4.2 -0.7 -1.0
Units: Thousands of persons.
Source: INE. Economically Active Population Survey.

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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.