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Table Unemployment
Technical note Unemployment generally represents the total number of persons wholly unemployed and temporarily laid-off. The data are derived from (a) labour force sample surveys, (b) employment office statistics, (c) official estimates and (d) insurance records. In using these series, consideration should be given to the source of the data. In general, the figures relating to percentage unemployed are calculated by expressing the number of unemployed in a given period as a percentage of the total number of employed and unemployed persons in the group considered during the same period.
Data source International Labour Office (ILO), Geneva, Department of Statistics Database, supplemented by national sources and the United Nations Statistics Division.
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