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Economically inactive population according to the LFS,Population and Housing Census 2002 and National Census of Population and Housing 2011

Description of the concept that applied to: 31.12.2020


Persons aged 15 and more who were not classified as employed or unemployed, i.e. persons who during reference week:

1. did not work and were not job-seekers,

2. did not work and were job-seekers, but were not available to start work within: according to LFS - two weeks after the reference week; according to Census 2002 and Census 2011 - in the reference week or the week following the reference week,

3. did not work and were not job-seekers because they had found a job and were waiting to start in the period:

- longer than 3 months,

- not longer than 3 months, but they were not avaitable for work (LFS additional condition).

A group of discouraged persons is specified among the economically inactive, i.e. persons not seeking work because they are convinced that they will not find it.