Year Employed Unemployed Economically active Economically inactive Population aged 15–74 Of which: Potential labour reserve Activity rate Unemployment rate Employment rate
thousand persons %
Total
2009 3,894.5 417.4 4,311.9 3,364.3 7,676.2 674.4 56.2 9.7 50.7
2010 3,873.8 469.1 4,342.9 3,319.8 7,662.7 738.2 56.7 10.8 50.6
2011 3,903.0 465.4 4,368.4 3,280.9 7,649.3 763.4 57.1 10.7 51.0
2012 3,958.7 472.8 4,431.5 3,204.3 7,635.8 790.3 58.0 10.7 51.8
2013 4,029.3 440.2 4,469.5 3,140.2 7,609.7 765.2 58.7 9.8 52.9
2014 4,222.6 342.9 4,565.5 3,007.8 7,573.2 621.2 60.3 7.5 55.8
2015 4,335.1 307.7 4,642.8 2,895.2 7,537.9 533.8 61.6 6.6 57.5
2016 4,482.2 234.5 4,716.7 2,790.9 7,507.5 419.0 62.8 5.0 59.7
2017 4,548.4 191.6 4,739.9 2,720.4 7,460.4 357.4 63.5 4.0 61.0
2018 4,606.4 171.8 4,778.2 2,654.0 7,432.2 315.4 64.3 3.6 62.0
2019 4,644.6 158.9 4,803.5 2,615.6 7,419.0 298.9 64.7 3.3 62.6
2020 4,603.2 197.6 4,800.8 2,607.9 7,408.7 379.8 64.8 4.1 62.1
Male
2009 2,026.0 231.8 2,257.8 1,418.9 3,676.7 359.0 61.4 10.3 55.1
2010 1,993.9 261.7 2,255.7 1,418.2 3,673.9 392.9 61.4 11.6 54.3
2011 2,022.7 251.5 2,274.1 1,397.7 3,671.9 399.5 61.9 11.1 55.1
2012 2,049.4 262.1 2,311.5 1,364.8 3,676.3 411.8 62.9 11.3 55.7
2013 2,104.6 239.3 2,343.9 1,323.8 3,667.7 395.5 63.9 10.2 57.4
2014 2,220.9 181.7 2,402.6 1,251.2 3,653.8 317.0 65.8 7.6 60.8
2015 2,284.1 161.9 2,446.0 1,195.3 3,641.3 272.7 67.2 6.6 62.7
2016 2,362.7 127.5 2,490.2 1,141.8 3,632.0 215.1 68.6 5.1 65.1
2017 2,417.4 95.7 2,513.2 1,099.4 3,612.5 172.1 69.6 3.8 66.9
2018 2,446.2 88.1 2,534.4 1,070.4 3,604.8 153.8 70.3 3.5 67.9
2019 2,480.1 86.1 2,566.2 1,040.3 3,606.4 150.8 71.2 3.4 68.8
2020 2,462.1 104.2 2,566.3 1,042.1 3,608.4 185.9 71.1 4.1 68.2
Female
2009 1,868.5 185.6 2,054.1 1,945.5 3,999.5 315.4 51.4 9.0 46.7
2010 1,879.9 207.4 2,087.2 1,901.6 3,988.8 345.3 52.3 9.9 47.1
2011 1,880.3 214.0 2,094.3 1,883.2 3,977.4 363.9 52.7 10.2 47.3
2012 1,909.3 210.7 2,120.0 1,839.5 3,959.5 378.5 53.5 9.9 48.2
2013 1,924.7 201.0 2,125.6 1,816.4 3,942.0 369.8 53.9 9.5 48.8
2014 2,001.7 161.1 2,162.8 1,756.6 3,919.4 304.2 55.2 7.5 51.1
2015 2,051.0 145.7 2,196.8 1,699.9 3,896.7 261.1 56.4 6.6 52.6
2016 2,119.5 107.0 2,226.5 1,649.1 3,875.6 203.8 57.4 4.8 54.7
2017 2,130.9 95.8 2,226.8 1,621.0 3,847.8 185.2 57.9 4.3 55.4
2018 2,160.2 83.7 2,243.9 1,583.5 3,827.4 161.6 58.6 3.7 56.4
2019 2,164.5 72.8 2,237.3 1,575.3 3,812.6 148.1 58.7 3.3 56.8
2020 2,141.2 93.4 2,234.5 1,565.8 3,800.3 193.9 58.8 4.2 56.3

Footnotes

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Source: labour force survey of the population, HCSO.
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