Official Concept and Definition

Unemployed

Definition

The unemployed include all persons who are 15 years old and over as of their last birthday and are reported as:
without work, i.e., had no job or business during the basic survey reference period;
AND currently available for work, i.e., were available and willing to take up work in paid employment or self employment during the basic survey reference period, and/or would be available and willing to take up work in paid employment or self employment within two weeks after the interview date;
AND seeking work, i.e., had taken specific steps to look for a job or establish a business during the basic survey reference period;
OR not seeking work due to the following reasons:
tired/believe no work available, i.e., the discouraged workers who looked for work within the last six months prior to the interview date;
awaiting results of previous job application;
temporary illness/disability; (d) bad weather; and (e) waiting for rehire/job recall.

Formula
PSS Agency PSA
Source/s https://psa.gov.ph/ISSiP/concepts-and-definitions
Indicators / Statistics Being Generated Not applicable
PSA Board Resolution PSA Board Resolution No. 01, Series of 2017 - 112
https://psa.gov.ph/article/nscb-executive-board-resolution-no-15-adoption-new-official-definition-unemployment
Statistical Domain Demographic and social statistics
Statistical Activity Labour

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