Year Employed Unemployed Economically active Economically inactive Population aged 15–64 Of which: Potential labour reserve Activity rate Unemployment rate Employment rate
thousand persons %
Total
2009 3,864.0 417.1 4,281.1 2,472.7 6,753.8 670.6 63.4 9.7 57.2
2010 3,842.7 468.9 4,311.6 2,424.4 6,736.0 735.1 64.0 10.9 57.0
2011 3,868.2 465.2 4,333.4 2,385.1 6,718.5 759.7 64.5 10.7 57.6
2012 3,924.3 471.7 4,396.0 2,298.1 6,694.1 785.1 65.7 10.7 58.6
2013 3,996.5 439.4 4,435.9 2,210.9 6,646.8 757.4 66.7 9.9 60.1
2014 4,191.7 342.2 4,533.9 2,053.8 6,587.7 615.2 68.8 7.5 63.6
2015 4,300.4 306.8 4,607.2 1,923.3 6,530.4 526.9 70.5 6.7 65.9
2016 4,439.9 233.7 4,673.7 1,804.2 6,477.9 414.2 72.1 5.0 68.5
2017 4,500.4 191.4 4,691.7 1,723.4 6,415.2 351.6 73.1 4.1 70.2
2018 4,547.6 171.5 4,719.0 1,650.4 6,369.5 308.5 74.1 3.6 71.4
2019 4,568.5 157.9 4,726.3 1,600.8 6,327.1 292.1 74.7 3.3 72.2
2020 4,518.6 196.1 4,714.7 1,565.6 6,280.3 371.4 75.1 4.2 71.9
Male
2009 2,007.4 231.8 2,239.2 1,065.0 3,304.2 356.7 67.8 10.4 60.8
2010 1,976.4 261.6 2,238.0 1,061.0 3,298.9 391.2 67.8 11.7 59.9
2011 2,002.5 251.4 2,253.9 1,040.5 3,294.4 398.0 68.4 11.2 60.8
2012 2,029.3 261.8 2,291.1 1,001.1 3,292.2 409.6 69.6 11.4 61.6
2013 2,085.4 239.0 2,324.4 947.7 3,272.1 391.7 71.0 10.3 63.7
2014 2,203.1 181.4 2,384.5 862.2 3,246.7 314.6 73.4 7.6 67.9
2015 2,264.9 161.3 2,426.2 796.7 3,222.9 269.4 75.3 6.6 70.3
2016 2,337.5 127.3 2,464.8 738.2 3,203.1 212.8 77.0 5.2 73.0
2017 2,389.8 95.7 2,485.5 691.4 3,176.9 169.5 78.2 3.8 75.2
2018 2,411.6 88.0 2,499.6 661.6 3,161.2 150.9 79.1 3.5 76.3
2019 2,435.9 85.4 2,521.2 628.5 3,149.7 147.6 80.0 3.4 77.3
2020 2,416.0 103.5 2,519.5 615.4 3,134.9 182.8 80.4 4.1 77.1
Female
2009 1,856.6 185.3 2,041.9 1,407.7 3,449.6 313.8 59.2 9.1 53.8
2010 1,866.3 207.3 2,073.7 1,363.4 3,437.1 343.9 60.3 10.0 54.3
2011 1,865.7 213.8 2,079.5 1,344.6 3,424.1 361.8 60.7 10.3 54.5
2012 1,895.0 209.9 2,104.9 1,297.0 3,401.9 375.5 61.9 10.0 55.7
2013 1,911.2 200.4 2,111.5 1,263.1 3,374.7 365.8 62.6 9.5 56.6
2014 1,988.6 160.8 2,149.4 1,191.7 3,341.1 300.6 64.3 7.5 59.5
2015 2,035.5 145.5 2,181.0 1,126.5 3,307.5 257.4 65.9 6.7 61.5
2016 2,102.4 106.4 2,208.8 1,066.0 3,274.8 201.4 67.4 4.8 64.2
2017 2,110.5 95.7 2,206.2 1,032.0 3,238.2 182.1 68.1 4.3 65.2
2018 2,136.0 83.4 2,219.5 988.8 3,208.3 157.6 69.2 3.8 66.6
2019 2,132.6 72.5 2,205.1 972.3 3,177.4 144.5 69.4 3.3 67.1
2020 2,102.6 92.6 2,195.2 950.2 3,145.4 188.6 69.8 4.2 66.8

Footnotes

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Source: labour force survey of the population, HCSO.
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