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Concept

Name
Unemployed
Description

People in the working-age population (15 years and over) who, during the week ended 4 March 2018, were without a paid job but were available for work, and had actively sought work in the four weeks ended 4 March 2018.

If a person’s only job search method was looking at job advertisements, then they are not considered to be actively seeking work.

See also ‘Actively seeking work’ in this definitions group.