Employment rate by sex (sdg_08_30)

ESMS Indicator Profile (ESMS-IP)

Compiling agency: Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union


Eurostat metadata
Reference metadata
1. Contact
2. Metadata update
3. Relevance
4. Statistical Indicator
5. Frequency and Timeliness of dissemination
6. Coverage and comparability
7. Accessibility and clarity
8. Comment
Related Metadata
Annexes (including footnotes)
Eurostat Quality Profile
4.5. Source data

ESS (LFS)

5.1. Frequency of dissemination Every year
5.2. Timeliness T+1 year
6.1. Reference area All EU MS
6.2. Comparability - geographical All EU MS
6.3. Coverage - Time > 10 years
6.4. Comparability - over time > 4 data points

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1. Contact Top
1.1. Contact organisation

Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union

1.2. Contact organisation unit

E2: Environmental statistics and accounts; sustainable development

1.5. Contact mail address

e-mail contact : ESTAT-SDI-EU2020-INDICATORS@ec.europa.eu


2. Metadata update Top
2.1. Metadata last certified 12/07/2018
2.2. Metadata last posted 10/09/2018
2.3. Metadata last update 10/09/2018


3. Relevance Top

This indicator is part of the indicator sets:

a) EU Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicator set where it is used to monitor progress towards SDG 8 on decent work and economic growth. SDG 8 calls, among other things, for providing opportunities for full and productive employment and decent work for all.

b) EU 2020 strategy indicators where it is used to monitor progress towards the EU's target of 'increasing the employment rate of the population aged 20 to 64 to at least 75 %' by 2020.

Furthermore, indicator is part of the impact indicators for Strategic plan 2016-2020 referring to the 10 Commission priorities, and included as main indicator in the Social Scoreboard for the European Pillar of Social Rights.

Employment and other labour market-related issues are at the heart of social and political debate in the EU. Paid employment is crucial for ensuring sufficient living standards and it provides the necessary foundation for people to achieve their personal goals and aspirations. Moreover, employment contributes to economic performance, quality of life and social inclusion, making it a cornerstone of socioeconomic development and well-being.


4. Statistical Indicator Top
4.1. Data description

The indicator measures the share of the population aged 20 to 64 which is employed. Employed persons are defined as persons who, during a reference week, worked at least one hour for pay or profit or were not working but had jobs from which they were temporarily absent.

The indicator is part of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) main indicators, where the series are adjusted (seasonal adjustment) and break-corrected, and should consequently not be compared with the indicators in the annual and quarterly detailed series, which are not adjusted and not break-corrected. Results might occasionally be slightly different.

4.2. Unit of measure

% of population aged 20 to 64 by sex.

4.3. Reference Period

Calendar year

4.4. Accuracy - overall

The indicator is produced according to the high-level quality standards of European Statistics. Details on accuracy can be found in the metadata of the source datasets (see link to related metadata).

4.5. Source data

ESS (LFS)

Data source: ESS Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Data provider: Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, based on data reported by the countries.


5. Frequency and Timeliness of dissemination Top
5.1. Frequency of dissemination

Every year

The indicator is updated annually in April.

5.2. Timeliness

T+1 year

New data points are disseminated within one year after the reference year.


6. Coverage and comparability Top
6.1. Reference area

All EU MS

Data are presented for all EU Member States plus Iceland, Norway, Switzerland, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey.

6.2. Comparability - geographical

All EU MS

Data are comparable between all EU Member States respectively other presented countries.

6.3. Coverage - Time

> 10 years

Presented time series (including EU aggregates) starts in 2000.

6.4. Comparability - over time

> 4 data points

Length of comparable time series without methodological break is longer than 4 data points.


7. Accessibility and clarity Top
7.1. Dissemination format - Publications

Analysis of the indicator is presented in

a) Eurostat's annual monitoring report on Sustainable development in the EU (progress towards SDGs in the EU context).

b) Eurostat's annual monitoring report on the Europe 2020 strategy 'Smarter greener, more inclusive? - Indicators to support the Europe 2020 strategy'.

7.2. Dissemination format - online database

see tables:

a) sdg_08_30

b) t2020_10

7.3. Dissemination format - other

Eurostat dedicated section on:

a) SDGs: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/sdi/overview

b) EU 2020 strategy: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/europe-2020-indicators/europe-2020-strategy


8. Comment Top

Copyrights: Eurostat Copyright/Licence Policy is applicable.


Related metadata Top
lfsi_esms - LFS main indicators


Annexes Top