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Employment rate. By sex Total
Catalonia Spain European Union-27
2020 71.2 65.7 72.5
2019 73.6 68.0 73.2
2018 72.9 67.0 72.4
2017 71.8 65.5 71.4
2016 70.1 63.9 70.2
2015 67.7 62.0 69.1
2014 66.2 59.9 68.3
2013 63.9 58.6 67.5
2012 64.0 59.6 67.7
2011 67.0 62.0 67.9
2010 67.6 62.8 67.8
2009 68.2 64.0 68.2
2008 74.3 .. ..
2007 75.2 .. ..
2006 74.7 .. ..
2005 73.5 .. ..
Units: Percentage.
Source Catalonia: Idescat, based on the INE's Active Population Survey. Source Spain and European Union: Eurostat.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Last update: February 18, 2021. Revised series on December 23, 2021. Next update: February 18, 2022 Calendari

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Methodological note

The indicator measures the share of the population aged 20 to 64 which is employed. Employed persons are defined as all persons who, during a reference week, worked at least one hour for pay or profit or were temporarily absent from such work.

Data stem from the EU Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS). In the case of Catalonia and Spain, it is in the INE’s Labour Force Survey integrated.