Terms used in official statistics

View QR Code A A A save as pdf print

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, Population and Housing Census 2002 and National Census of Population and Housing 2011, the definition applies to unemployed persons and economically active (the sum of the employed and the unemployed). In case of registered unemployment, the definition applies to unemployed persons registered in powiat labour offices - according to term "Registered unemployed persons" - and economically active who are the sum of registered unemployed persons and persons employed in public and private sector entities (the number of the employed does not include persons in active military service as well as employees of budgetary entities conducting activity within the scope of national defence and public safety).

  • 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
  • Commission Regulation (EC) No 1897/2000 of 7 September 2000 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community concerning the operational definition of unemployment
    Place of publication: Dz. Urz. UE L 228 z 8.9.2000, str. 18—21

High-level terms

Contact person on methodology:
Małgorzata Cacko