Terms used in official statistics

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Active job seeking by LFS


Particular attempts made by a person in order to find a job, i.e. one of the following actions: placing or answering job advertisements, including the use of Internet applications and websites facilitating job search, studying job advertisements, asking friends, relatives or acquaintances or contacting employers directly, contacting a public employment service or a private employment agency, participating in a test, interview or examination, making preparation to set-up his/her own business.

  • 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, z późn. zm.)

High-level terms

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