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CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS
Eurostat's Concepts and Definitions Database
Labour Force Survey
Unemployed persons comprise persons aged 15 to 74 who were:
a. without work during the reference week,
b. currently available for work, i.e. were available for paid employment or self-employment before the end of the two weeks following the reference week;
c. actively seeking work, i.e. had taken specific steps in the four weeks period ending with the reference week to seek paid employment or self-employment or who found a job to start later, i.e. within a period of at most three months.
European Union, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1897/2000 of 7 September 2000 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community concerning the operational definition of unemployment
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Population and Social Conditions
Enquête sur les forces de travail