Since reference month January 2011 monthly unemployment figures (totals and rates, not seasonally adjusted and trend series) based on the Labour Force Survey and following international ILO definition have been computed and published. Starting with January 2004 time series have been updated every month. Monthly unemployment figures are computed with a time lag of one month. Figures of current months are preliminary. Approximately 60 days after the end of a quarter final quarterly data and therewith also monthly figures are available. Monthly figures are transmitted to Eurostat where they are used for all further purposes, e.g. the Principle European Economic Indicators.
Further information can be found in the Article on Monthly Unemployment Rates.
Note: Results are based on preliminary data of the Labour Force
Survey (LFS) which is part of the Austrian microcensus. The European
LFS is done in all member states of the European Union. The LFS includes
information about employment, unemployment and job-seeking. The Austrian
microcensus is a sample survey of private households where every week
approximately 1 500 households are interviewed.
Preliminary or flash estimates are based on data available one week before the publication date. These data do not cover all weeks of the current month in the same manner. The most recent weeks of the current month are underrepresented. Preliminary monthly data are projected to the quarterly population number.
According to ILO definition, a person is considered to be employed if he or she works for at least one hour during reference week, or does not work due to holidays, illness, etc. but normally is in employment. A person is considered to be unemployed if he or she is not employed in the above sense, is taking active steps to look for work, and is able to start working at short notice.
In addition to original monthly data, also adjusted data (trend series) are shown.
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