Unemployment rate - annual data
Publication date: 08 June 2018, GMT
Reporting period: 1995 - 2017
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Source:EUROSTAT
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Unemployment rate - annual data - Eurostat

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The Unemployment - LFS adjusted series (including also Harmonised long-term unemployment) is a collection of monthly, quarterly and annual series based on the quarterly results of the EU Labour Force Survey (EU-LFS), which are, where necessary, adjusted and enriched in various ways, in accordance with the specificities of an indicator. The EU-LFS covers the resident population in private households.

The MIP scoreboard indicators from the domain are:

  • Unemployment rate, 3 years average.
  • Long-term unemployment rate, % of active population aged 15-74- 3 years change in p.p.
  • Youth unemployment rate, % of active population aged 15-24 -3 years change in p.p.

For the MIP purposes are published the source data used for the indicator's calculation: annual and quarterly data on unemployment rate and annual figures on youth and long-term unemployment rate.

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The unemployment rate is the number of unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force based on International Labour Office (ILO) definition. The labour force is the total number of people employed and unemployed. Unemployed persons comprise persons aged 15 to 74 who: - are without work during the reference week; - are available to start work within the next two weeks; - and have been actively seeking work in the past four weeks or had already found a job to start within the next three months. Unit: rate