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Data are derived from the quarterly Household Labour Force Survey. The survey is based on a quarterly random sample of dwellings from all areas of the Slovak Republic. The sample covers 10 250 dwellings in the Slovak Republic, which represent 0.6% of all permanently occupied dwellings. The survey covers approximately 26 000 people aged 15 years and over, every quarter. Each selected household remains in the sample for five consecutive quarters. The survey started in 1993. There is a change in sample design in 1999 to take into account the new regional structure of Slovak Republic.
The annual data are averages of quarterly estimates. For surveys held from 2000 onwards, the data relate to calendar quarters. For surveys held between 1993 and 1999, the LFS data relate to seasonal quarters (i.e. the 1st quarter comprised December, January, February).
Data refer to persons aged 15 years and over. Data exclude the institutional population (prisons, convents, etc.) but include career military personnel. Information on these persons is collected through their relatives living in private households. From 1997 to 2005 the conscripts on compulsory military service are included in the total labour force. Since 1.st quarter 2006 the compulsory military service have been cancelled, it means that since then conscripts on compulsory military service do not exist any more in Slovak republic and only professional military service exists. Employment figures include persons on normal maternity leave (28 weeks) but exclude those on child-care leave.
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Main Economic Indicators