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    Employment rate, by highest level of education attained  

    The indicator is calculated by dividing the number of employed people within age group 20-64 years having attained a specific level of education, by the total population of the same age group.

    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/web/table/description.jsp
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Employment rate, by sex, age group 20-64

    The employment rate is calculated by dividing the number of persons aged 20 to 64 in employment by the total population of the same age group. The indicator is based on the EU Labour Force Survey.

    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/web/table/description.jsp
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Long-term unemployment rate, by sex   

    The overall percentage of the total active population which is unemployed, and broken down by sex. Long-term unemployed (12 months and more) comprise persons aged at least 15, who are not living in collective households, who will be without work during the next two weeks, who would be available to start work within the next two weeks and who are seeking work (have actively sought employment at some time during the previous four weeks or are not seeking a job because they have already found a job to start later).

    Unemployment rate, by age group    

    "Unemployment rates represent unemployed persons as a percentage of the labour force. The labour force is the total number of people employed and unemployed. Unemployed persons comprise persons aged 15 to 74 who were:
    a. without work during the reference week,
    b. currently available for work, i.e. were available for paid employment or self-employment before the end of the two weeks following the reference week,

    Low wage earners as a proportion of all employees (excluding apprentices): by educational attainment

    Low-wage earners are defined as those employees earning two thirds or less of the national median gross hourly earnings in a particular country.
    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/statistics-explained/index.php/Wages_and_la...
    Retrieved: 26 January 2015

    Unemployment rate by sex and age groups - annual average, %

    Unemployed persons are all persons 15 to 74 years of age (16 to 74 years in ES, IT and the UK) who were not employed during the reference week, had actively sought work during the past four weeks and were ready to begin working immediately or within two weeks.

    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cache/metadata/DE/tsdec450_esmsip.htm
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    People living in households with very low work intensity

    People aged 0-59, living in households, where working-age adults (18-59) work less than 20% of their total work potential during the past year.

    (Retrieved from http://www.idescat.cat/economia/inec?tc=7&id=8511&lang=en, 26 January 2015)

    Hours of work per week

    The average number of hours corresponds to the number of hours per week the person normally works.

    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/web/table/description.jsp
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)

    Job vacancy rate

    A job vacancy is defined as a newly created, unoccupied, or about to become vacant, post. The job vacancy rate (JVR) measures the proportion of total posts that are vacant expressed as a percentage as follows:
    JVR = number of job vacancies * 100 / (number of occupied posts + number of job vacancies)
    http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/web/table/description.jsp
    (Retrieved: 26 January 2015)