Thousands of persons, ratios in percentage, and growth rates (all raw and seasonally adjusted). This new dataset builds on infra—annual labour market statistics currently published by the OECD. The new measures, with their relationships are 1. Working age population = Active population + Inactive population 2. Active population = Employed population + Unemployed population. The Short—Term Labour Market Statistics dataset contains predominantly quarterly labour statistics, and associated statistical methodological information, for the 34 OECD member countries and selected non—member economies. The Short—Term Labour Market Statistics dataset covers countries that compile labour statistics from sample household surveys on a monthly or quarterly basis. It is widely accepted that household surveys are the best source for labour market key statistics. In such surveys, information is collected from people living in households through a representative sample and the surveys are based on standard methodology and procedures used internationally. The subjects available cover: working age population by age; active and inactive labour force by age; employment by economic activity, by working time and by status; and, unemployment (including monthly harmonized unemployment) by age and by duration. Data is expressed in levels (thousands of persons) or rates (e.g. employment rate) where applicable.
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