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Economically Active Population Survey. 2023

The unemployment rate in Catalonia stood at a mean of 9.1% in 2023, with a total of 363,900 people unemployed, 3.4% less than in 2022, according to the Economically Active Population Survey. The number of households all of whose active members were unemployed was 112,100 households (3.5% of all Catalan households), which means a 6.0% decreases compared with the year before.

As for young people under 25, the mean annual unemployment rate fell 2.4 points with respect to 2022 and stood at 21.7% of the active population aged 16-24.

The number of employed people in Catalonia increased by 3.9% year-over-year and reached a mean value of 3,652,100 people, 620,400 of whom had an employment seniority of less than a year. The employment rate between the ages of 20 and 64 stood at 75.8% in 2023, 1.4 points more than the previous year.

The population aged 20-24 with secondary studies increased by 3.6 points and stood at 79.1%, whereas the population aged 30-34 with tertiary education grew 2.3 points compared with 2022 and stood at 57.8% (54.1% in the case of men and 61.5% in the case of women). The school dropout rate decreased by 2.9 points and affected 14.0% of the population aged 18-24. The percentage of the population aged 25-64 who completed their studies increased by 1 point compared with 2022 and stood at 14.3%.

Idescat has published the summary of the 2023 Economically Active Population Survey as a complement to the results already presented in the monographic section devoted to these statistics. The EU Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for Catalonia, whose source is this survey, have also been updated.