Unemployment

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Those in unemployment are people aged 15 and over who were without work during the reference week, available for work and actively seeking work during the previous four weeks including the reference week. Without work refers to those not in paid employment or self-employment during the reference week. Available for work refers to those who were available for paid employment or self-employment during the reference week or four weeks after the reference week in the case of EU countries. Seeking work refers those who took specific steps to actively seek paid employment or self-employment during a specified recent period operationalised as previous four weeks including the survey reference week.

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  • Harmonised unemployment rate (HUR)

    Harmonised unemployment rates define the unemployed as people of working age who are without work, are available for work, and have taken specific steps to find work. The uniform application of this definition results in estimates of unemployment...
  • Unemployment rate

    Unemployment rate is the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labour force, where the latter consists of the unemployed plus those in paid or self-employment.
  • Unemployment rates by education level

    This indicator shows the unemployment rates of people according to their education levels: below upper secondary, upper secondary non-tertiary, or tertiary.
  • Long-term unemployment rate

    Long-term unemployment refers to people who have been unemployed for 12 months or more. Long-term unemployment rate show the proportion of these long-term unemployed among all unemployed.
  • Youth unemployment rate

    The youth unemployment rate is the number of unemployed 15-24 year-olds expressed as a percentage of the youth labour force.
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