Period, quarters Contract of indefinite duration Fixed-term contract Total Not classified, nonrespondentsa Employed persons together
male female subtotal male female subtotal
2009 Q1 1,562.7 1,458.8 3,021.4 127.7 103.5 231.2 3,252.6 130.8 3,383.5
Q2 1,568.0 1,447.6 3,015.6 154.6 120.5 275.0 3,290.6 133.2 3,423.8
Q3 1,546.5 1,433.5 2,980.0 170.3 130.2 300.5 3,280.5 137.1 3,417.6
Q4 1,543.2 1,428.8 2,972.0 168.0 135.9 303.9 3,275.8 133.0 3,408.9
2010 Q1 1,503.8 1,432.4 2,936.2 143.6 135.3 278.9 3,215.1 129.4 3,344.5
Q2 1,513.3 1,435.6 2,948.9 171.7 151.0 322.6 3,271.5 127.9 3,399.5
Q3 1,520.5 1,442.5 2,963.0 193.7 154.2 347.9 3,310.9 122.7 3,433.6
Q4 1,525.9 1,438.1 2,964.0 181.0 148.2 329.2 3,293.2 130.2 3,423.4
2011 Q1 1,522.8 1,446.2 2,969.0 138.5 119.5 258.1 3,227.0 132.2 3,359.2
Q2 1,532.3 1,454.0 2,986.3 176.2 134.1 310.3 3,296.6 129.1 3,425.7
Q3 1,555.9 1,451.7 3,007.6 183.3 147.7 331.1 3,338.7 131.3 3,470.0
Q4 1,577.0 1,470.5 3,047.5 165.8 134.5 300.3 3,347.8 129.5 3,477.3
2012 Q1 1,556.8 1,471.2 3,028.0 149.6 116.8 266.4 3,294.4 122.0 3,416.4
Q2 1,563.8 1,483.4 3,047.2 186.0 138.3 324.3 3,371.5 117.1 3,488.7
Q3 1,581.8 1,497.0 3,078.8 198.8 154.6 353.5 3,432.2 120.5 3,552.7
Q4 1,582.9 1,486.9 3,069.8 199.2 145.3 344.5 3,414.3 118.4 3,532.7
2013 Q1 1,568.5 1,474.0 3,042.5 154.4 131.9 286.3 3,328.8 120.2 3,449.0
Q2 1,596.1 1,468.3 3,064.4 223.5 166.8 390.3 3,454.6 125.0 3,579.7
Q3 1,629.1 1,468.0 3,097.1 222.7 185.4 408.1 3,505.2 128.8 3,634.0
Q4 1,626.7 1,474.3 3,100.9 227.2 198.6 425.8 3,526.7 121.4 3,648.1
2014 Q1 1,670.1 1,509.2 3,179.3 193.4 177.3 370.7 3,550.0 115.0 3,665.0
Q2 1,682.1 1,539.3 3,221.3 214.6 174.2 388.7 3,610.1 111.2 3,721.3
Q3 1,715.0 1,565.5 3,280.5 225.3 181.0 406.3 3,686.8 113.2 3,800.1
Q4 1,715.2 1,579.0 3,294.3 225.3 179.3 404.5 3,698.8 109.2 3,808.0
2015 Q1 1,726.1 1,574.1 3,300.2 197.8 167.3 365.1 3,665.4 108.6 3,774.0
Q2 1,741.6 1,575.0 3,316.6 232.0 192.0 424.0 3,740.6 115.0 3,855.6
Q3 1,761.9 1,573.4 3,335.3 247.3 212.2 459.5 3,794.8 117.8 3,912.6
Q4 1,764.1 1,569.2 3,333.4 237.8 216.0 453.8 3,787.2 122.1 3,909.3
2016 Q1 1,819.1 1,615.9 3,435.0 183.9 173.2 357.1 3,792.1 119.5 3,911.6
Q2 1,850.3 1,632.1 3,482.4 199.7 189.1 388.9 3,871.3 122.6 3,993.9
Q3 1,875.1 1,645.5 3,520.6 202.2 194.7 396.9 3,917.5 120.6 4,038.1
Q4 1,913.3 1,661.4 3,574.7 181.9 186.3 368.2 3,942.8 120.3 4,063.1
2017 Q1 1,924.1 1,653.6 3,577.7 166.4 170.2 336.6 3,914.4 120.3 4,034.7
Q2 1,942.9 1,660.7 3,603.6 187.5 179.4 366.9 3,970.5 114.5 4,085.0
Q3 1,957.5 1,666.5 3,624.0 182.7 179.4 362.2 3,986.2 115.7 4,101.9
Q4 1,979.7 1,675.2 3,655.0 162.3 169.3 331.7 3,986.6 125.0 4,111.6
2018 Q1 1,980.5 1,694.4 3,674.8 144.5 151.8 296.3 3,971.2 128.0 4,099.2
Q2 1,987.9 1,712.8 3,700.7 151.9 158.1 309.9 4,010.7 124.2 4,134.8
Q3 2,013.4 1,716.0 3,729.4 144.4 141.7 286.1 4,015.5 131.8 4,147.3
Q4 2,022.4 1,718.1 3,740.5 136.1 141.7 277.8 4,018.3 131.1 4,149.4
2019 Q1 2,039.9 1,723.7 3,763.5 123.9 135.2 259.1 4,022.6 122.5 4,145.1
Q2 2,023.5 1,733.5 3,757.0 134.0 139.6 273.6 4,030.5 120.9 4,151.5
Q3 2,019.9 1,727.5 3,747.4 149.6 137.5 287.1 4,034.5 122.6 4,157.1
Q4 2,026.7 1,730.8 3,757.5 124.4 124.7 249.1 4,006.6 120.0 4,126.6
2020 Q1 2,000.7 1,696.1 3,696.8 118.2 129.3 247.5 3,944.3 131.9 4,076.3
Q2 1,978.1 1,681.9 3,659.9 107.2 107.3 214.6 3,874.5 138.2 4,012.7
Q3 2,008.8 1,696.5 3,705.2 118.1 125.6 243.7 3,948.9 132.0 4,080.9
Q4 2,013.1 1,691.9 3,705.0 108.8 111.4 220.2 3,925.2 131.5 4,056.6
2021 Q1 1,903.8 1,721.7 3,625.5 99.5 110.7 210.3 3,835.7 172.3 4,008.0
Q2 1,936.7 1,769.2 3,705.9 99.1 119.2 218.2 3,924.2 122.9 4,047.1
Q3 1,975.4 1,840.7 3,816.2 129.1 131.4 260.5 4,076.6 0.0 4,076.6
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Footnotes

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Source: labour force survey, HCSO.
a
Between 2009 and 2020, persons who were recipients of child care benefits were not considered employed during their absence from work. From those who last worked over 7 years ago, employment characteristics are not available by contract duration data until the end of 2020, so they are placed in the not classified group. From 2021, nonrespondents will be in this column.
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