Concept selected: Unemployed persons


All those persons aged over 16 years old who, during the reference week were:

a) out of work, in other words, they had no paid employment or freelance work,

b) available for work, in other words, available to carry out a job as an employee or freelance work within the two weeks following the reference week,

c) actively jobseeking during the month prior to the Sunday of the reference week.

Persons are also considered unemployed when they are out of work but are about to start a new job within the three months subsequent to the reference week and are currently available for work. Therefore in this case it will not be necessary to demand active jobseeking as a necessary condition for being unemployed.

The search methods considered active are to be found listed in the European Commission Regulation 1897/2000.


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