Concept variable


  Norwegian (bokmål)
Name Unemployed
Definition Person without income-producing work, but who has tried to obtain this over the last four weeks, and is available for employment in the reference week or within the next two weeks. Involuntary laid off persons are defined as unemployed after a continuous duration of three months.
Valid from 1972-01-01
Valid to
Owner 260 - Division for labour market statistics
Comments In some surveys, persons may be asked to characterise themselves as unemployed without any control of whether all conditions for the definition are met.
Statistical unit Person
Subject 06.01 - Labour force participation
Statistics Labour force survey. Ad hoc modules
Linked to StatBank tables