Indicator full name: Unemployment rate (%)
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1970—2022
Last updated: 04 October 2023
The following abbreviations are used in the indicator titles:
Indicator code: E020501.T
The International Labour Organization (ILO) definition is applied. \"Unemployed\" comprise all persons above a specified age who during the reference period were: without work, currently available for work or seeking work. See any issue of the Yearbook of Labour Statistics for details. Ratio (in %) of total labour force is used. The official estimates from the Employment Statistical Office, as most commonly available, are recommended to be provided if data from ILO are not available. (WHO/EURO uses the ILO Yearbook of Labour Statistics as a common source of data)._
till 1999. From 2000 onwards, National Employment office : situation in June.
http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/data/database; Unemployment rate by sex and age - annual average, %
Source: Institute for employment BIH. Available up to the war time on yearly basis. Source: CSO war
period - no data available. Agency for Statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina http://www.bhas.ba/
Federal Office of Statistics http://www.fzs.ba/
Statistical Institute of Republic of Srpska; http://www.rzs.rs.ba
Uploaded definition is from the ILO Definition.
was per 1991 census.
From 2000 the ILO methodology accepted.
Labour Force Survey: The years 2000-2003 concern only the second quarter of each year, the rate for
2004 represents the average of the last 3 quarters of the year and from 2005 onwards the given
rates refer to the average of the whole of the reference years.
to ILO methods.
1973 - 2006: Table AARD
2007 - : Table AULP01
Coverage: Includes people aged 15-74.
Data revised in December 2014.
Source (1991-2003): Federal Statistical Office, Labour force Survey
Coverage: According to European demarcation (ILO) data refer to unemployed persons as a percentage
of the potential workforce.
the bridge year. The inflation method was changed twice;1998 and 2001 are the bridge years. Source:
Statistical Abstract of Israel, Central Bureau of Statistics.
The unemployment rate is given by the percentage ratio of the population aged 15 and over seeking
employment to the labour force. The latter is given by the sum of people in employment and people
seeking employment. The definition of a person seeking employment refers to the concept of actively
seeking work, i.e. having performed at least one job-seeking action of a given type in the four
weeks preceding the one to which the information gathered during the interview refers and being
available to work in the two weeks that follow.
Break in time series: Starting from 2007 Unemployment rate according to the Population and Housing
Before 2010: Ministere du Travail. Publication by Statec.
EU regulation. Previous to 2000, reported figures relate to the Employment and Training Cooperation
Source: Statistical Office of Montenegro.
Source of data: The source of data on unemployment in Moldova is the Labour Force Survey (LFS),
conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics in accordance with the methodology and definitions of
the ILO. The data on unemployment are published quarterly online: www.statistica.md
Source: National Statistics Institute, extracted from ?Economically Active Population Survey?
www.scb.se (Online Statistical Database: table: AM0401GD)
The Swedish Labour Force Survey is conducted monthly by Statistics Sweden (SCB). The survey is based
on interviews with some 21000 persons each month. Quarterly estimates are calculated as means based
on the 3 months. Annual estimates are calculated as means of the 12 monthly estimates. Essentially,
concepts and definitions follow the guidelines of the ILO. The classifications of industry and
occupation correspond to the NACE (Nomenclature Generale des Activites Economiques dans le
Communautes Europeennes) and the ISCO 88 COM systems respectively. The survey results regularly
published refer to the population 16-64 years of age. Standard errors are given for some of the
estimates that are presented in the tables (www.scb.se).
Source: State Statistic Department.