Economically active population scenarios

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Economically active population forecast according to the reference scenario, 2015-2045
  Economically active population, in '000 Gross economic activity rate (total population), in % No. of persons aged 65 and over per 100 economically active persons between the ages of 20 and 64
2015 4872 58.4 33.6
2020 5024 57.4 36.3
2025 5128 56.0 40.5
2030 5208 54.6 46.0
2035 5283 53.6 50.4
2040 5318 52.9 53.3
2045 5328 52.4 55.7
Source: FSO - Demographic scenarios, permanent resident population

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Economically active population scenarios

Future economically active population trend and economic activity rates for 2015-2045 period

Dynamics of the economically active population: arrivals, departures, migrations

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Economically active persons by canton, districts, cities

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