2.1.3. Economic activity of population of working age by sex*

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Period, quarters Employed Unemployed Economically active Economically inactive Population of working age Activity rate Unemployment rate Employment rate
persons, thousands %
Total
2006 Q1 3 831.6 323.7 4 155.4 2 271.4 6 426.7 64.7 7.8 59.6
Q2 3 871.6 305.0 4 176.6 2 233.3 6 409.9 65.2 7.3 60.4
Q3 3 870.8 319.9 4 190.7 2 200.0 6 390.7 65.6 7.6 60.6
Q4 3 873.4 318.5 4 191.9 2 199.1 6 391.0 65.6 7.6 60.6
2007 Q1 3 824.0 317.2 4 141.2 2 250.5 6 391.7 64.8 7.7 59.8
Q2 3 847.2 296.0 4 143.2 2 241.1 6 384.3 64.9 7.1 60.3
Q3 3 854.0 306.1 4 160.1 2 223.3 6 383.5 65.2 7.4 60.4
Q4 3 809.2 326.7 4 135.9 2 242.8 6 378.7 64.8 7.9 59.7
2008 Q1 3 755.3 329.9 4 085.2 2 348.4 6 433.6 63.5 8.1 58.4
Q2 3 781.1 315.0 4 096.0 2 340.1 6 436.1 63.6 7.7 58.7
Q3 3 825.8 322.1 4 147.9 2 280.6 6 428.5 64.5 7.8 59.5
Q4 3 785.2 335.4 4 120.6 2 303.1 6 423.7 64.1 8.1 58.9
2009 Q1 3 672.4 403.7 4 076.1 2 340.0 6 416.1 63.5 9.9 57.2
Q2 3 699.1 399.8 4 098.9 2 311.8 6 410.7 63.9 9.8 57.7
Q3 3 686.7 430.0 4 116.8 2 294.0 6 410.7 64.2 10.4 57.5
Q4 3 680.8 434.6 4 115.3 2 289.4 6 404.8 64.3 10.6 57.5
2010 Q1 3 617.8 493.9 4 111.7 2 285.8 6 397.5 64.3 12.0 56.6
Q2 3 667.8 470.4 4 138.2 2 257.0 6 395.3 64.7 11.4 57.4
Q3 3 706.3 457.6 4 163.8 2 226.1 6 390.0 65.2 11.0 58.0
Q4 3 688.2 453.1 4 141.3 2 237.7 6 379.1 64.9 10.9 57.8
2011 Q1 3 620.3 491.8 4 112.1 2 252.9 6 364.9 64.6 12.0 56.9
Q2 3 690.4 458.9 4 149.3 2 214.0 6 363.3 65.2 11.1 58.0
Q3 3 725.4 455.5 4 181.0 2 166.9 6 347.8 65.9 10.9 58.7
Q4 3 720.0 453.9 4 173.9 2 160.2 6 334.0 65.9 10.9 58.7
2012 Q1 3 663.2 504.4 4 167.6 2 159.7 6 327.4 65.9 12.1 57.9
Q2 3 745.9 469.5 4 215.4 2 094.8 6 310.2 66.8 11.1 59.4
Q3 3 815.2 452.0 4 267.2 2 030.9 6 298.1 67.8 10.6 60.6
Q4 3 797.0 457.0 4 254.0 2 036.2 6 290.2 67.6 10.7 60.4
2013 Q1 3 707.8 493.4 4 201.1 2 084.8 6 286.0 66.8 11.7 59.0
Q2 3 824.0 438.7 4 262.6 2 006.3 6 268.9 68.0 10.3 61.0
Q3 3 875.5 427.5 4 302.9 1 946.3 6 249.2 68.9 9.9 62.0
Q4 3 901.9 396.5 4 298.3 1 931.8 6 230.2 69.0 9.2 62.6
2014 Q1 3 976.8 363.4 4 340.2 1 870.4 6 210.6 69.9 8.4 64.0
Q2 4 010.0 357.8 4 367.8 1 824.0 6 191.8 70.5 8.2 64.8
Q3 4 078.7 329.1 4 407.8 1 771.7 6 179.5 71.3 7.5 66.0
Q4 4 067.7 316.1 4 383.8 1 777.0 6 160.8 71.2 7.2 66.0
2015 Q1 4 066.2 346.7 4 412.9 1 859.0 6 271.9 70.4 7.9 64.8
Q2 4 143.3 308.9 4 452.2 1 810.9 6 263.1 71.1 6.9 66.2
Q3 4 203.1 290.9 4 493.9 1 768.5 6 262.4 71.8 6.5 67.1
Q4 4 192.3 279.7 4 471.9 1 770.9 6 242.9 71.6 6.3 67.2
2016 Q1 4 192.3 271.7 4 464.1 1 766.7 6 230.8 71.6 6.1 67.3
Q2 4 267.9 232.9 4 500.8 1 719.5 6 220.3 72.4 5.2 68.6
Q3 4 304.1 224.3 4 528.4 1 677.4 6 205.8 73.0 5.0 69.4
Q4 4 328.1 202.3 4 530.4 1 668.7 6 199.1 73.1 4.5 69.8
2017 Q1 4 312.7 206.1 4 518.8 1 799.0 6 317.9 71.5 4.6 68.3
Q2 4 360.4 195.2 4 555.5 1 734.9 6 290.4 72.4 4.3 69.3
Q3 4 390.8 187.1 4 577.9 1 688.6 6 266.5 73.1 4.1 70.1
Q4 4 385.3 174.6 4 560.0 1 691.2 6 251.1 72.9 3.8 70.2
2018 Q1 4 364.7 177.4 4 542.0 1 692.8 6 234.8 72.8 3.9 70.0
Q2 4 398.2 164.9 4 563.1 1 658.2 6 221.3 73.3 3.6 70.7
Q3 4 403.2 177.7 4 581.0 1 623.9 6 204.9 73.8 3.9 71.0
Q4 4 397.1 165.3 4 562.4 1 639.4 6 201.8 73.6 3.6 70.9
2019 Q1 4 430.0 164.9 4 595.0 1 745.5 6 340.4 72.5 3.6 69.9
Q2 4 433.8 154.8 4 588.6 1 745.4 6 334.0 72.4 3.4 70.0
Q3
Q4
Of which:
male
2006 Q1 2 068.2 172.6 2 240.7 942.8 3 183.5 70.4 7.7 65.0
Q2 2 109.1 157.2 2 266.4 908.6 3 175.0 71.4 6.9 66.4
Q3 2 111.8 160.9 2 272.8 895.3 3 168.0 71.7 7.1 66.7
Q4 2 112.0 164.3 2 276.3 891.9 3 168.3 71.8 7.2 66.7
2007 Q1 2 079.3 170.3 2 249.6 917.5 3 167.1 71.0 7.6 65.7
Q2 2 104.1 157.1 2 261.2 901.3 3 162.5 71.5 6.9 66.5
Q3 2 112.2 155.2 2 267.4 897.6 3 165.0 71.6 6.8 66.7
Q4 2 075.7 170.2 2 245.9 919.6 3 165.5 70.9 7.6 65.6
2008 Q1 2 040.9 172.3 2 213.2 946.5 3 159.7 70.0 7.8 64.6
Q2 2 062.6 168.2 2 230.8 932.1 3 162.9 70.5 7.5 65.2
Q3 2 083.8 170.6 2 254.4 905.2 3 159.6 71.4 7.6 66.0
Q4 2 042.8 182.6 2 225.4 931.5 3 156.8 70.5 8.2 64.7
2009 Q1 1 978.9 225.1 2 204.0 955.2 3 159.1 69.8 10.2 62.6
Q2 2 000.2 224.0 2 224.2 929.3 3 153.5 70.5 10.1 63.4
Q3 1 990.2 238.9 2 229.1 923.6 3 152.7 70.7 10.7 63.1
Q4 1 981.3 239.3 2 220.6 930.4 3 151.0 70.5 10.8 62.9
2010 Q1 1 918.7 283.0 2 201.7 948.5 3 150.2 69.9 12.9 60.9
Q2 1 955.4 266.8 2 222.3 927.5 3 149.8 70.6 12.0 62.1
Q3 1 983.3 248.7 2 232.0 912.6 3 144.6 71.0 11.1 63.1
Q4 1 974.1 247.7 2 221.8 915.5 3 137.3 70.8 11.1 62.9
2011 Q1 1 929.2 274.8 2 204.0 923.7 3 127.7 70.5 12.5 61.7
Q2 1 982.2 245.0 2 227.1 900.9 3 128.0 71.2 11.0 63.4
Q3 2 009.5 243.0 2 252.5 872.1 3 124.6 72.1 10.8 64.3
Q4 2 000.5 241.9 2 242.5 881.7 3 124.2 71.8 10.8 64.0
2012 Q1 1 959.2 279.2 2 238.4 889.5 3 127.9 71.6 12.5 62.6
Q2 1 999.7 264.8 2 264.6 855.6 3 120.2 72.6 11.7 64.1
Q3 2 039.3 249.5 2 288.8 828.4 3 117.3 73.4 10.9 65.4
Q4 2 038.9 249.8 2 288.6 822.7 3 111.3 73.6 10.9 65.5
2013 Q1 1 975.8 281.5 2 257.3 850.5 3 107.8 72.6 12.5 63.6
Q2 2 069.0 235.5 2 304.5 795.7 3 100.1 74.3 10.2 66.7
Q3 2 105.3 227.5 2 332.7 760.1 3 092.9 75.4 9.8 68.1
Q4 2 110.9 209.6 2 320.5 765.6 3 086.1 75.2 9.0 68.4
2014 Q1 2 149.5 191.7 2 341.2 737.5 3 078.7 76.0 8.2 69.8
Q2 2 168.6 190.5 2 359.2 710.7 3 069.9 76.8 8.1 70.6
Q3 2 210.2 171.0 2 381.2 684.3 3 065.5 77.7 7.2 72.1
Q4 2 195.2 169.1 2 364.3 693.0 3 057.3 77.3 7.2 71.8
2015 Q1 2 194.5 185.4 2 379.9 732.5 3 112.4 76.5 7.8 70.5
Q2 2 248.4 162.6 2 411.1 695.8 3 106.8 77.6 6.7 72.4
Q3 2 283.5 150.4 2 433.9 672.9 3 106.8 78.3 6.2 73.5
Q4 2 278.4 145.6 2 424.1 678.0 3 102.1 78.1 6.0 73.4
2016 Q1 2 272.9 146.2 2 419.1 674.6 3 093.7 78.2 6.0 73.5
Q2 2 313.2 130.7 2 443.9 643.9 3 087.8 79.1 5.3 74.9
Q3 2 328.9 121.1 2 450.0 629.2 3 079.2 79.6 4.9 75.6
Q4 2 342.4 109.2 2 451.6 628.7 3 080.3 79.6 4.5 76.0
2017 Q1 2 345.6 108.7 2 454.2 684.3 3 138.5 78.2 4.4 74.7
Q2 2 381.6 100.0 2 481.7 642.4 3 124.0 79.4 4.0 76.2
Q3 2 401.9 90.6 2 492.5 623.2 3 115.7 80.0 3.6 77.1
Q4 2 401.6 82.5 2 484.0 621.1 3 105.1 80.0 3.3 77.3
2018 Q1 2 389.4 88.0 2 477.4 621.6 3 099.0 79.9 3.6 77.1
Q2 2 401.1 88.1 2 489.2 604.8 3 094.1 80.5 3.5 77.6
Q3 2 411.4 85.6 2 497.0 592.2 3 089.2 80.8 3.4 78.1
Q4 2 404.5 90.0 2 494.5 593.1 3 087.6 80.8 3.6 77.9
2019 Q1 2 434.2 89.6 2 523.8 628.0 3 151.8 80.1 3.5 77.2
Q2 2 428.7 87.3 2 516.0 635.9 3 152.0 79.8 3.5 77.1
Q3
Q4
female
2006 Q1 1 763.5 151.2 1 914.6 1 328.6 3 243.2 59.0 7.9 54.4
Q2 1 762.5 147.8 1 910.3 1 324.7 3 235.0 59.1 7.7 54.5
Q3 1 759.0 159.0 1 917.9 1 304.7 3 222.7 59.5 8.3 54.6
Q4 1 761.4 154.2 1 915.6 1 307.2 3 222.8 59.4 8.0 54.7
2007 Q1 1 744.7 146.9 1 891.6 1 333.0 3 224.6 58.7 7.8 54.1
Q2 1 743.1 138.9 1 882.0 1 339.8 3 221.8 58.4 7.4 54.1
Q3 1 741.8 150.9 1 892.7 1 325.7 3 218.4 58.8 8.0 54.1
Q4 1 733.5 156.5 1 890.0 1 323.2 3 213.1 58.8 8.3 54.0
2008 Q1 1 714.4 157.7 1 872.0 1 401.9 3 273.9 57.2 8.4 52.4
Q2 1 718.4 146.8 1 865.2 1 407.9 3 273.2 57.0 7.9 52.5
Q3 1 741.9 151.5 1 893.5 1 375.4 3 268.9 57.9 8.0 53.3
Q4 1 742.4 152.8 1 895.2 1 371.6 3 266.8 58.0 8.1 53.3
2009 Q1 1 693.6 178.6 1 872.1 1 384.8 3 257.0 57.5 9.5 52.0
Q2 1 698.8 175.8 1 874.7 1 382.5 3 257.2 57.6 9.4 52.2
Q3 1 696.5 191.1 1 887.7 1 370.3 3 258.0 57.9 10.1 52.1
Q4 1 699.5 195.3 1 894.7 1 359.0 3 253.8 58.2 10.3 52.2
2010 Q1 1 699.0 210.9 1 910.0 1 337.3 3 247.2 58.8 11.0 52.3
Q2 1 712.4 203.6 1 915.9 1 329.5 3 245.5 59.0 10.6 52.8
Q3 1 723.0 208.9 1 931.8 1 313.5 3 245.3 59.5 10.8 53.1
Q4 1 714.1 205.4 1 919.5 1 322.2 3 241.7 59.2 10.7 52.9
2011 Q1 1 691.1 217.0 1 908.1 1 329.2 3 237.2 58.9 11.4 52.2
Q2 1 708.2 213.9 1 922.2 1 313.1 3 235.3 59.4 11.1 52.8
Q3 1 715.9 212.5 1 928.4 1 294.8 3 223.2 59.8 11.0 53.2
Q4 1 719.4 212.0 1 931.4 1 278.5 3 209.9 60.2 11.0 53.6
2012 Q1 1 704.1 225.2 1 929.3 1 270.2 3 199.5 60.3 11.7 53.3
Q2 1 746.2 204.7 1 950.8 1 239.2 3 190.1 61.2 10.5 54.7
Q3 1 775.8 202.5 1 978.4 1 202.5 3 180.9 62.2 10.2 55.8
Q4 1 758.1 207.3 1 965.4 1 213.5 3 178.9 61.8 10.5 55.3
2013 Q1 1 731.9 211.9 1 943.8 1 234.4 3 178.2 61.2 10.9 54.5
Q2 1 755.0 203.1 1 958.1 1 210.6 3 168.7 61.8 10.4 55.4
Q3 1 770.2 200.0 1 970.2 1 186.2 3 156.4 62.4 10.2 56.1
Q4 1 791.0 186.9 1 977.9 1 166.2 3 144.1 62.9 9.4 57.0
2014 Q1 1 827.3 171.7 1 999.0 1 132.9 3 131.9 63.8 8.6 58.3
Q2 1 841.4 167.2 2 008.6 1 113.3 3 121.9 64.3 8.3 59.0
Q3 1 868.5 158.0 2 026.6 1 087.4 3 114.0 65.1 7.8 60.0
Q4 1 872.5 147.0 2 019.5 1 083.9 3 103.4 65.1 7.3 60.3
2015 Q1 1 871.7 161.3 2 033.0 1 126.5 3 159.5 64.3 7.9 59.2
Q2 1 894.8 146.3 2 041.1 1 115.1 3 156.2 64.7 7.2 60.0
Q3 1 919.6 140.5 2 060.1 1 095.6 3 155.7 65.3 6.8 60.8
Q4 1 913.8 134.1 2 047.9 1 092.9 3 140.8 65.2 6.5 60.9
2016 Q1 1 919.4 125.5 2 045.0 1 092.1 3 137.1 65.2 6.1 61.2
Q2 1 954.7 102.2 2 056.9 1 075.6 3 132.6 65.7 5.0 62.4
Q3 1 975.2 103.2 2 078.4 1 048.2 3 126.6 66.5 5.0 63.2
Q4 1 985.8 93.1 2 078.9 1 040.0 3 118.8 66.7 4.5 63.7
2017 Q1 1 967.2 97.4 2 064.6 1 114.7 3 179.3 64.9 4.7 61.9
Q2 1 978.7 95.1 2 073.9 1 092.6 3 166.4 65.5 4.6 62.5
Q3 1 988.9 96.5 2 085.4 1 065.4 3 150.8 66.2 4.6 63.1
Q4 1 983.7 92.2 2 075.9 1 070.1 3 146.0 66.0 4.4 63.1
2018 Q1 1 975.3 89.3 2 064.6 1 071.2 3 135.8 65.8 4.3 63.0
Q2 1 997.1 76.8 2 073.9 1 053.4 3 127.2 66.3 3.7 63.9
Q3 1 991.9 92.1 2 084.0 1 031.8 3 115.7 66.9 4.4 63.9
Q4 1 992.6 75.3 2 067.9 1 046.3 3 114.2 66.4 3.6 64.0
2019 Q1 1 995.8 75.3 2 071.1 1 117.5 3 188.6 65.0 3.6 62.6
Q2 2 005.1 67.5 2 072.6 1 109.5 3 182.1 65.1 3.3 63.0
Q3
Q4
*Working age, breaks in time series: in 2006–2007 males: 15–61 years, females: 15–60 years, in 2008–2014 males: 15–61 years, females: 15–61 years, in 2015–2016 males: 15–62 years, females: 15–62 years, in 2017–2018 males: 15–63 years, females: 15–63 years, in 2019 males: 15–64 years, females: 15–64 years. Source: labour force survey, HCSO. 

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