Terms used in official statistics

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


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.

  • Resolution concerning statistics of the economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment, adopted by the Thirteenth International Conference of Labour Statisticians
    Place of publication: Genewa
  • Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on population and housing censuses
    Place of publication: (Dz. Urz. UE L 218 z 13.08.2008, str. 14)

High-level terms

Low-level terms:

Contact person on methodology:
Katarzyna Derucka