Estimated total number of employed persons: total number of people recorded / registered as ‘employed’ in the administrative data sources like Social Insurance Fund/ Social security Agencies

  Data source: National Accounts, Social Insurance Fund

Indicators based on the results of labour force survey

Employment measured by labour force surveys(persons)= Employed (definition of the International Labour Organization ) : all persons above a specific age in paid employment (either working, or with a job but not working), or self-employed (either working for themselves, or with their own enterprise, but not working).

 Number refers to the annual average which is calculated from quarterly results averaged throught the year. In case the number of the employed refers to one paticular quarter or a month of the year, this should be pointed in the template, in column “Notes”.

Employed persons : (EU LFS, Eurostat) are all persons who worked at least one hour for pay or profit during the reference week or were temporarily absent from such work.

 Definitions used for the EU LFS is more specified than the general definition provided by ILO, though are strictly in line with the latter. For those countries which do not used the EU LFS methodology for the similar survey, definition of the employed might differ in a few details from that of the EU LFS , but should correspond to the ILO definition.

Unemployed: (definition of the International Labour Organization): all persons above a specific age who, during a specified reference period, have been without work (i.e. not in paid employment or self-employment), are currently available for work, and are seeking work (i.e. have taken specific steps in the specified period to seek paid employment or self-employment).

 Number refers to the annual average which is calculated from quarterly results averaged throught the year. In case the number of the employed refers to one paticular quarter or a month of the year, this should be pointed in the template, in column “Notes”

Working-age population: Conventionally, the population above the age of compulsory education and below official retirement age. The age range generally differs between men and women, and the relevant age ranges may differ among countries.

Labour force: (definition of the International Labour Organization) (= economically active population):

Comprises all persons of either sex who furnish the supply of labour for the production of goods and services during a specified time-reference period, i.e. the sum of employed and unemployed persons.

Persons out of labour force: = Inactive population (EU LFS, Eurostat): consists of all persons who are classified neither as employed nor as unemployed.

Employment ratio: The ratio between the total number of employed and the population aged 15–59. This differs from the employment rate, which (in the denominator) only considers the labour force.

Data source: Labour Force Survey or similar national survey

Indicators based on administration data

Registered unemployment: the number of persons registered at public employment services as unemployed (having no income and searching for a job).

 The administrative approach reflects national definitions, rules and conditions and usually generates figures which differ from those derived from surveys that use the ILO concept of unemployment.

Annual registered unemployed rate: refers to the registered unemployed as a percentage of the total labour force.

Labour force by administrative source: comprises the employed registered with the social security agencies plus the registered unemployed.

 The approach can differ between countries. Information should be provided in the template, in column “Notes”

Registered long-term unemployed: a person who is registered as an unemployed for longer than 12 months.

Unemployment benefit recipients: on social insurance right - persons who receive unemployment benefit on work record basis (without means-testing or income testing) on social assistance basis - persons who receive means- or income tested social assistance on the condition that they are registered at labour offices/agencies as searching for work.

 Data source: national Public Employment Service or Ministry of Social Security and /or Labour.

Indicators based on National Accounts

Gross domestic product (GDP)(definition of the System of National Accounts (SNA) UN, 1993): A measure of the income generated in a country and of its economic activity. It is defined as the value of all goods and services produced less the value of any goods or services used in their creation. GDP at market prices is the final result of the production activity of resident producer units. It corresponds to the sum of gross value added by all resident producers in the economy plus any product taxes and minus any subsidies not included in the value of the products. It is calculated without making deductions for depreciation of fabricated assets or for depletion and degradation of natural resources.

Disposable income: Adjusted disposable income of the household sector = Disposable income of the household sector plus government expenditures on individual goods and services (e.g. education, health) provided to households as transfers in kind.

GDP annual price deflator index (previous year=100): refers to the definitions provided by the System of National Accounts (SNA) UN, 1993.

 Data source: National Accounts