Unemployment Statistics (ILO-based)

The Unemployment Statistics (ILO-based) provide unemployment figures based on the International Labour Organisation's definitions. The unemployed are defined as permanent residents who do not have a job, who are looking for work and who can start work within a short period of time. The Unemployment Statistics (ILO-based) have provided monthly unemployment figures since 1991.

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Pandemic and statistical data collection

The current pandemic is affecting the entire country. In this difficult context and in order to measure the consequences, the FSO must continue to produce reliable statistical information for both the authorities and the public. We thank you in advance for your assistance should we contact you.


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