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Duration of unemployment refers to the duration of the period during which the person recorded as unemployed was seeking or available for work. The reported duration should consist of a continuous period of time up to the reference period.

Source Publication:
Handbook of Household Surveys, Revised Edition, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 31, United Nations, New York, 1984, para. 11.110.

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics - Labour force statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, November 6, 2001