Period, quarters 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 Q1 3,877.0 403.6 4,280.6 3,400.7 7,681.3 657.1 55.7 9.4 50.5
Q2 3,910.4 400.3 4,310.7 3,367.3 7,678.0 643.3 56.1 9.3 50.9
Q3 3,899.4 431.2 4,330.6 3,344.0 7,674.5 692.4 56.4 10.0 50.8
Q4 3,891.1 434.7 4,325.7 3,345.4 7,671.1 704.6 56.4 10.0 50.7
2010 Q1 3,821.8 493.8 4,315.5 3,352.2 7,667.8 769.5 56.3 11.4 49.8
Q2 3,870.9 470.6 4,341.4 3,322.9 7,664.3 734.8 56.6 10.8 50.5
Q3 3,907.8 457.9 4,365.7 3,295.2 7,661.0 721.4 57.0 10.5 51.0
Q4 3,894.7 454.1 4,348.8 3,308.8 7,657.6 727.1 56.8 10.4 50.9
2011 Q1 3,831.9 492.2 4,324.1 3,330.1 7,654.2 792.0 56.5 11.4 50.1
Q2 3,900.8 458.3 4,359.2 3,291.6 7,650.8 748.7 57.0 10.5 51.0
Q3 3,942.2 456.3 4,398.5 3,248.8 7,647.3 755.9 57.5 10.4 51.6
Q4 3,936.9 455.0 4,391.9 3,253.1 7,644.9 757.1 57.4 10.4 51.5
2012 Q1 3,870.3 506.0 4,376.3 3,267.1 7,643.4 811.1 57.3 11.6 50.6
Q2 3,950.3 471.9 4,422.2 3,215.2 7,637.5 783.1 57.9 10.7 51.7
Q3 4,019.6 453.7 4,473.3 3,159.8 7,633.0 773.2 58.6 10.1 52.7
Q4 3,994.7 459.5 4,454.1 3,175.1 7,629.2 793.6 58.4 10.3 52.4
2013 Q1 3,906.6 494.7 4,401.3 3,221.6 7,622.8 859.3 57.7 11.2 51.2
Q2 4,028.3 439.8 4,468.1 3,145.3 7,613.4 772.5 58.7 9.8 52.9
Q3 4,081.7 428.9 4,510.6 3,094.7 7,605.3 734.6 59.3 9.5 53.7
Q4 4,100.5 397.4 4,497.9 3,099.4 7,597.3 694.4 59.2 8.8 54.0
2014 Q1 4,165.1 363.0 4,528.2 3,059.7 7,587.8 681.9 59.7 8.0 54.9
Q2 4,196.3 358.8 4,555.1 3,022.3 7,577.5 637.1 60.1 7.9 55.4
Q3 4,270.1 331.4 4,601.5 2,967.1 7,568.6 592.1 60.8 7.2 56.4
Q4 4,258.8 318.3 4,577.1 2,982.0 7,559.1 573.7 60.6 7.0 56.3
2015 Q1 4,235.8 347.3 4,583.1 2,964.7 7,547.8 607.4 60.7 7.6 56.1
Q2 4,324.0 310.3 4,634.3 2,905.2 7,539.5 535.9 61.5 6.7 57.4
Q3 4,390.4 292.4 4,682.8 2,853.6 7,536.5 501.7 62.1 6.2 58.3
Q4 4,390.2 280.6 4,670.8 2,857.2 7,527.9 490.0 62.0 6.0 58.3
2016 Q1 4,390.5 272.6 4,663.0 2,852.5 7,515.6 489.0 62.0 5.8 58.4
Q2 4,476.4 234.1 4,710.5 2,797.3 7,507.8 416.2 62.7 5.0 59.6
Q3 4,521.1 226.2 4,747.3 2,759.8 7,507.1 397.6 63.2 4.8 60.2
Q4 4,540.9 205.0 4,745.9 2,753.8 7,499.6 373.0 63.3 4.3 60.5
2017 Q1 4,498.0 206.6 4,704.6 2,779.4 7,484.0 394.7 62.9 4.4 60.1
Q2 4,541.0 196.2 4,737.2 2,727.8 7,465.0 368.3 63.5 4.1 60.8
Q3 4,575.2 188.2 4,763.4 2,688.7 7,452.1 346.1 63.9 4.0 61.4
Q4 4,579.3 175.2 4,754.5 2,685.7 7,440.3 320.3 63.9 3.7 61.5
2018 Q1 4,570.6 177.8 4,748.3 2,688.1 7,436.4 324.8 63.9 3.7 61.5
Q2 4,606.9 165.0 4,772.0 2,664.2 7,436.2 313.8 64.2 3.5 62.0
Q3 4,627.4 178.2 4,805.6 2,626.1 7,431.8 314.9 64.7 3.7 62.3
Q4 4,620.6 166.3 4,786.9 2,637.4 7,424.3 308.3 64.5 3.5 62.2
2019 Q1 4,631.0 165.0 4,796.0 2,624.1 7,420.0 302.3 64.6 3.4 62.4
Q2 4,643.1 155.2 4,798.3 2,623.0 7,421.3 297.4 64.7 3.2 62.6
Q3 4,654.2 162.4 4,816.6 2,603.2 7,419.8 303.9 64.9 3.4 62.7
Q4 4,649.9 153.1 4,803.1 2,611.9 7,415.0 291.8 64.8 3.2 62.7
2020 Q1 4,606.8 173.0 4,779.8 2,631.6 7,411.4 336.7 64.5 3.6 62.2
Q2 4,556.4 214.2 4,770.5 2,639.2 7,409.7 435.7 64.4 4.5 61.5
Q3 4,627.2 207.8 4,835.0 2,573.2 7,408.2 380.3 65.3 4.3 62.5
Q4 4,622.6 195.4 4,817.9 2,587.6 7,405.5 366.5 65.1 4.1 62.4
2021 Q1 4,567.6 214.8 4,782.4 2,599.7 7,382.0 441.9 64.8 4.5 61.9
Q2 4,619.2 198.0 4,817.2 2,543.3 7,360.5 370.8 65.4 4.1 62.8
Q3 4,663.4 189.7 4,853.1 2,498.1 7,351.2 325.0 66.0 3.9 63.4
Q4
Of which:
male
2009 Q1 2,014.5 225.4 2,239.8 1,438.0 3,677.8 354.8 60.9 10.1 54.8
Q2 2,040.4 224.0 2,264.3 1,412.7 3,677.1 340.8 61.6 9.9 55.5
Q3 2,029.0 238.9 2,267.8 1,408.5 3,676.3 366.2 61.7 10.5 55.2
Q4 2,020.2 239.1 2,259.4 1,416.3 3,675.6 374.2 61.5 10.6 55.0
2010 Q1 1,953.8 282.9 2,236.7 1,438.3 3,674.9 422.3 60.9 12.6 53.2
Q2 1,990.6 266.9 2,257.6 1,416.7 3,674.2 395.3 61.4 11.8 54.2
Q3 2,020.6 248.9 2,269.5 1,404.0 3,673.5 374.8 61.8 11.0 55.0
Q4 2,010.7 248.2 2,258.8 1,414.0 3,672.8 379.4 61.5 11.0 54.7
2011 Q1 1,970.1 274.9 2,245.0 1,427.1 3,672.1 426.7 61.1 12.2 53.7
Q2 2,023.8 245.1 2,269.0 1,402.5 3,671.4 391.1 61.8 10.8 55.1
Q3 2,053.3 243.3 2,296.6 1,374.1 3,670.7 389.7 62.6 10.6 55.9
Q4 2,043.4 242.6 2,286.0 1,387.3 3,673.2 390.7 62.2 10.6 55.6
2012 Q1 1,999.6 280.5 2,280.1 1,398.5 3,678.7 431.1 62.0 12.3 54.4
Q2 2,043.0 266.3 2,309.3 1,367.3 3,676.6 412.8 62.8 11.5 55.6
Q3 2,078.2 250.5 2,328.7 1,346.7 3,675.4 397.8 63.4 10.8 56.5
Q4 2,076.9 251.0 2,327.9 1,346.7 3,674.6 405.5 63.4 10.8 56.5
2013 Q1 2,013.8 282.4 2,296.2 1,376.4 3,672.6 467.3 62.5 12.3 54.8
Q2 2,107.0 235.7 2,342.8 1,326.1 3,668.9 393.3 63.9 10.1 57.4
Q3 2,144.6 228.6 2,373.2 1,292.8 3,666.0 371.9 64.7 9.6 58.5
Q4 2,153.0 210.3 2,363.3 1,299.9 3,663.2 349.3 64.5 8.9 58.8
2014 Q1 2,185.2 192.0 2,377.1 1,282.4 3,659.6 352.7 65.0 8.1 59.7
Q2 2,207.8 191.5 2,399.3 1,256.0 3,655.3 328.0 65.6 8.0 60.4
Q3 2,252.6 172.5 2,425.1 1,227.0 3,652.0 297.6 66.4 7.1 61.7
Q4 2,238.1 171.0 2,409.0 1,239.4 3,648.4 289.7 66.0 7.1 61.3
2015 Q1 2,220.9 186.3 2,407.2 1,236.8 3,644.0 309.7 66.1 7.7 60.9
Q2 2,278.0 163.5 2,441.5 1,199.8 3,641.3 274.5 67.1 6.7 62.6
Q3 2,319.3 151.8 2,471.1 1,170.2 3,641.3 257.0 67.9 6.1 63.7
Q4 2,318.0 146.1 2,464.1 1,174.4 3,638.5 249.5 67.7 5.9 63.7
2016 Q1 2,314.2 147.0 2,461.2 1,172.6 3,633.8 253.9 67.7 6.0 63.7
Q2 2,359.1 131.4 2,490.5 1,140.8 3,631.4 215.9 68.6 5.3 65.0
Q3 2,384.2 121.6 2,505.9 1,126.7 3,632.6 204.6 69.0 4.9 65.6
Q4 2,393.1 109.9 2,503.0 1,127.0 3,630.1 186.2 69.0 4.4 65.9
2017 Q1 2,378.0 108.9 2,486.9 1,136.0 3,622.9 195.8 68.6 4.4 65.6
Q2 2,417.6 100.1 2,517.7 1,096.5 3,614.1 179.7 69.7 4.0 66.9
Q3 2,437.2 90.9 2,528.1 1,080.8 3,608.9 163.7 70.1 3.6 67.5
Q4 2,437.0 83.0 2,520.0 1,084.3 3,604.3 149.3 69.9 3.3 67.6
2018 Q1 2,427.2 88.3 2,515.5 1,088.6 3,604.2 156.4 69.8 3.5 67.3
Q2 2,443.1 88.2 2,531.3 1,074.8 3,606.1 150.2 70.2 3.5 67.7
Q3 2,458.1 85.7 2,543.8 1,061.8 3,605.6 150.3 70.6 3.4 68.2
Q4 2,456.6 90.2 2,546.8 1,056.5 3,603.3 158.4 70.7 3.5 68.2
2019 Q1 2,472.8 89.9 2,562.6 1,040.1 3,602.8 155.2 71.1 3.5 68.6
Q2 2,472.4 87.9 2,560.3 1,046.1 3,606.4 154.8 71.0 3.4 68.6
Q3 2,487.4 85.1 2,572.5 1,035.8 3,608.3 149.1 71.3 3.3 68.9
Q4 2,487.7 81.5 2,569.2 1,039.0 3,608.1 143.9 71.2 3.2 68.9
2020 Q1 2,457.6 92.0 2,549.6 1,057.9 3,607.5 168.9 70.7 3.6 68.1
Q2 2,432.9 111.9 2,544.9 1,063.1 3,608.0 207.5 70.5 4.4 67.4
Q3 2,477.6 110.2 2,587.9 1,021.1 3,609.0 187.8 71.7 4.3 68.7
Q4 2,480.1 102.7 2,582.7 1,026.4 3,609.1 179.4 71.6 4.0 68.7
2021 Q1 2,456.1 106.2 2,562.3 1,034.6 3,596.9 199.7 71.2 4.1 68.3
Q2 2,463.8 104.4 2,568.2 1,016.6 3,584.8 184.5 71.6 4.1 68.7
Q3 2,479.1 98.5 2,577.6 1,000.9 3,578.5 162.2 72.0 3.8 69.3
Q4
female
2009 Q1 1,862.6 178.2 2,040.8 1,962.8 4,003.6 302.4 51.0 8.7 46.5
Q2 1,870.0 176.4 2,046.4 1,954.5 4,000.9 302.5 51.1 8.6 46.7
Q3 1,870.5 192.3 2,062.8 1,935.4 3,998.2 326.2 51.6 9.3 46.8
Q4 1,870.8 195.6 2,066.4 1,929.1 3,995.5 330.4 51.7 9.5 46.8
2010 Q1 1,867.9 210.9 2,078.8 1,914.0 3,992.8 347.2 52.1 10.1 46.8
Q2 1,880.2 203.6 2,083.9 1,906.2 3,990.1 339.5 52.2 9.8 47.1
Q3 1,887.2 209.0 2,096.2 1,891.3 3,987.4 346.7 52.6 10.0 47.3
Q4 1,884.1 205.9 2,090.0 1,894.8 3,984.7 347.7 52.4 9.9 47.3
2011 Q1 1,861.8 217.2 2,079.1 1,903.0 3,982.1 365.3 52.2 10.4 46.8
Q2 1,877.0 213.2 2,090.2 1,889.1 3,979.4 357.5 52.5 10.2 47.2
Q3 1,888.9 213.0 2,101.9 1,874.7 3,976.6 366.2 52.9 10.1 47.5
Q4 1,893.5 212.4 2,105.9 1,865.8 3,971.7 366.4 53.0 10.1 47.7
2012 Q1 1,870.7 225.5 2,096.2 1,868.6 3,964.8 380.1 52.9 10.8 47.2
Q2 1,907.2 205.7 2,112.9 1,848.0 3,960.9 370.3 53.3 9.7 48.2
Q3 1,941.4 203.2 2,144.6 1,813.1 3,957.6 375.5 54.2 9.5 49.1
Q4 1,917.8 208.4 2,126.2 1,828.4 3,954.6 388.1 53.8 9.8 48.5
2013 Q1 1,892.8 212.3 2,105.1 1,845.2 3,950.3 392.0 53.3 10.1 47.9
Q2 1,921.3 204.1 2,125.3 1,819.2 3,944.5 379.2 53.9 9.6 48.7
Q3 1,937.1 200.3 2,137.4 1,801.9 3,939.3 362.8 54.3 9.4 49.2
Q4 1,947.5 187.2 2,134.6 1,799.5 3,934.1 345.1 54.3 8.8 49.5
2014 Q1 1,980.0 171.1 2,151.0 1,777.2 3,928.3 329.2 54.8 8.0 50.4
Q2 1,988.6 167.3 2,155.8 1,766.3 3,922.1 309.1 55.0 7.8 50.7
Q3 2,017.6 158.9 2,176.5 1,740.1 3,916.6 294.5 55.6 7.3 51.5
Q4 2,020.7 147.3 2,168.0 1,742.6 3,910.7 284.0 55.4 6.8 51.7
2015 Q1 2,014.9 161.0 2,175.9 1,727.9 3,903.9 297.7 55.7 7.4 51.6
Q2 2,046.0 146.8 2,192.8 1,705.4 3,898.2 261.4 56.3 6.7 52.5
Q3 2,071.1 140.7 2,211.7 1,683.4 3,895.1 244.7 56.8 6.4 53.2
Q4 2,072.2 134.4 2,206.6 1,682.8 3,889.4 240.5 56.7 6.1 53.3
2016 Q1 2,076.3 125.6 2,201.8 1,679.9 3,881.7 235.1 56.7 5.7 53.5
Q2 2,117.3 102.6 2,219.9 1,656.4 3,876.4 200.3 57.3 4.6 54.6
Q3 2,136.8 104.6 2,241.4 1,633.2 3,874.6 193.1 57.8 4.7 55.2
Q4 2,147.8 95.0 2,242.8 1,626.7 3,869.6 186.8 58.0 4.2 55.5
2017 Q1 2,120.0 97.8 2,217.7 1,643.4 3,861.2 198.8 57.4 4.4 54.9
Q2 2,123.4 96.2 2,219.6 1,631.3 3,850.9 188.6 57.6 4.3 55.1
Q3 2,138.0 97.3 2,235.3 1,607.9 3,843.2 182.4 58.2 4.4 55.6
Q4 2,142.4 92.2 2,234.6 1,601.5 3,836.0 171.0 58.3 4.1 55.8
2018 Q1 2,143.4 89.4 2,232.8 1,599.4 3,832.2 168.4 58.3 4.0 55.9
Q2 2,163.8 76.9 2,240.7 1,589.4 3,830.1 163.5 58.5 3.4 56.5
Q3 2,169.4 92.4 2,261.8 1,564.3 3,826.1 164.7 59.1 4.1 56.7
Q4 2,164.0 76.1 2,240.1 1,580.9 3,821.0 149.8 58.6 3.4 56.6
2019 Q1 2,158.2 75.1 2,233.3 1,583.9 3,817.3 147.1 58.5 3.4 56.5
Q2 2,170.7 67.3 2,238.0 1,576.9 3,814.9 142.6 58.7 3.0 56.9
Q3 2,166.8 77.3 2,244.0 1,567.4 3,811.4 154.8 58.9 3.4 56.8
Q4 2,162.3 71.6 2,233.9 1,573.0 3,806.9 147.9 58.7 3.2 56.8
2020 Q1 2,149.2 81.0 2,230.1 1,573.7 3,803.9 167.8 58.6 3.6 56.5
Q2 2,123.4 102.2 2,225.7 1,576.1 3,801.7 228.2 58.5 4.6 55.9
Q3 2,149.6 97.6 2,247.2 1,552.1 3,799.2 192.4 59.1 4.3 56.6
Q4 2,142.5 92.7 2,235.2 1,561.2 3,796.4 187.1 58.9 4.1 56.4
2021 Q1 2,111.5 108.5 2,220.0 1,565.1 3,785.1 242.2 58.7 4.9 55.8
Q2 2,155.5 93.6 2,249.0 1,526.6 3,775.7 186.3 59.6 4.2 57.1
Q3 2,184.3 91.2 2,275.6 1,497.1 3,772.7 162.8 60.3 4.0 57.9
Q4

Footnotes

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Source: labour force survey, HCSO.
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