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Data presentation - Summary description

Unemployment rates published by the European Commission (Eurostat) and conform to International Labour Organisation (ILO) guidelines. They refer to persons actively seeking work as a share of the labour force, using harmonised criteria and definitions.

Data presentation - Detailed description

Please refer to the EU labour force survey – methodology and Unemployment statistics .

Where annual and quarterly Labour Force Survey data have not yet been published, annual and quarterly data are derived as simple averages of the monthly data .

Methodological information
Time period

Monthly, Quarterly

Statistical concepts and definitions

For information about the naming convention (series key dimensions and metadata), refer to the LFSI underlying DSD (EUROSTAT_LFS1) maintained by the EUROSTAT.

Administrative Information

LFSI - Labour Force Survey Indicators

Data source


Technical Information

Download the series catalogue containing a full list of series and associated metadata of the dataset LFSI in CSV format (zipped)

Dataset last update
14 June 2024 11:00 CEST
Metadata last update
7 September 2022 12:17 CEST