Terms used in official statistics

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Unemployment rate by LFS


Share of the unemployed of a given category in the economically active population of a given category.

In case of the Labour Force Survey, the definition applies to unemployed persons and economically active (the sum of the employed and 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

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