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

High-level terms

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy
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