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). The total active population (labour force) is the total number of the employed and unemployed population. The duration of unemployment is defined as the duration of a search for a job or as the period of time since the last job was held (if this period is shorter than the duration of the search for a job).

(Eurostat, http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/tgm/refreshTableAction.do?tab=table&plu..., 2014-12-09)

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Unit of Measurement: 

Percentage (%)

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Statistical office