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Data are derived from the results of the quarterly Household Labour Force Survey. The theoretical sample includes 74 000 households, in practice about 65 000 households are interviewed (about 185 000 persons).
Annual data are averages of quarterly figures. From 1996, data take into account the 2001 census results, in the weighting calculation.
Data refer to the number of persons aged 16 years and over. The whole of the national territory is covered and approximately 99 per cent of the population. Persons living in households are covered by the survey, including armed forces. Persons living in hospitals, hotels, convents, prisons and other collective establishments are excluded, except students living in hostels. Up to 1987, the data exclude the provinces of Ceuta and Melilla.
Series breaks: In 2005, changes in the questionnaire and the implementation of CATI system in the field work affected the estimates. The 2005 questionnaire produced an additional increase of employment (132 000) and a decrease of unemployment (78 000). From 2001, the new unemployment definition established by the European Commission in 2000 has been introduced. From 1994, persons employed in the “Guardia Civil” are not included in the armed forces. As an indication, this category represented 59 600 people in 1994. In 1976, the lower age limit for inclusion in the Labour Force Survey was raised from 14 to 16, at the same time other modifications to the survey were introduced.
|All Higher Levels|
Subject: Labour Force Survey - quarterly levels
Main Economic Indicators