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Unemployed persons by LFS


Persons aged 15-74 who simultaneously fulfill three conditions:
- in the reference week were not employed;
- were actively looking for work, i.e. had carried out activities in the four-week period ending with the reference week to seek paid employment;
- were available to take up work within two weeks from the end of during two weeks after the reference week.

Persons who were not seeking work because they had already found a job and were waiting to start it within a period of no longer than 3 months and were ready to take it up, are also included in the category of the unemployed.

  • Resolution concerning statistics of work, employment and labour underutilization adopted by the Nineteenth International Conference of Labour Statisticians in Geneva (ICLS) and recommended by the International Labour Organization (ILO) for the use in all countries.
    Place of publication: Genewa
  • Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/2240 of 16 December 2019 specifying the technical items of the data set, establishing the technical formats for transmission of information and specifying the detailed arrangements and content of the quality reports on the organisation of a sample survey in the labour force domain in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2019/1700 of the European Parliament and of the Council
    Place of publication: (Dz. Urz. UE L 336 z 30.12.2019, str. 59)

High-level terms

Low-level terms:

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy
Amendments to the description of a concept: