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ECONOMICALLY INACTIVE POPULATION

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Definition:
The economically inactive population comprises all persons who were neither "employed" nor "unemployed" during the short reference period used to measure "current activity". This population is split into four groups:

- Attendant at educational institutions;

- Retired;

- Engaged in family duties;

- Other economically inactive.

Source Publication:
Eurostat, 1999, Guidelines and table programme for the Community programme of population and housing censuses in 2001, Vol. 1: Guidelines, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg.

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Thursday, August 26, 2004