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Labour force survey results of Q4 in 2007
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Feb '08
The CSB has compiled the Labour Force Survey results on the 4th quarter of 2007. By means of random sampling for the 4th quarter 6 thsd households were selected and 8.1 thsd persons aged 15 to 74 years were interviewed, wherewith results on situation in labour market and population economic activity include this age group. In order to generalize the survey data indicators on the population at the beginning of 2007 is used.

Economically active population:
The economically active population or labour force consists of employed persons and persons who are actively seeking a job.

Two thirds (67.3 %) of the population aged 15-74 years was economically active; this indicator was 73.6% among men and 61.6% among women. In comparison with the relevant period of 2006, in the 4th quarter of 2007 the number of economically active population increased by 3.4%.

Employed population:
Considered as employed are all those persons who in the reference week did some work at least for one hour for salary or wage, or did worked with the aim to earn money, or to produce goods for personal consumption. The number of employed includes also all persons who although holding a job did not work in the reference period for various reasons (vacation, illness, shift work, studies, childcare leave up to 3 months.

The results of the survey show that totally 1148.8 thsd persons (63.7% of the total population aged 15-74 years) in the country were employed. Only 2.5% of these did not work for various reasons mentioned above.

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