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In 2018, 237.7 thousand economically inactive persons wanted to work, but were either not seeking a job or not available to start working

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  • In 2018 the share of underemployed persons1 in the total economically active population was 2.2%, with 0.1 percentage points lower than the previous year

  • Potential additional labour force2 comprised a number of 237.7 thousand persons, decreasing with 15.3% as compared to the previous year

The unemployment rate is the most visible indicator resulted from the Households Labour Force Survey, used to characterize many of the economic and social aspects. Aiming to offer an enhanced and richer picture of the labour market situation and evolution, NIS also publish annually a set of 3 indicators, representing categories of employed or economically inactive persons, having some similarities with unemployed persons and different degrees of attachment to the labour market (comparative with the standard situation of the category they are part of), namely: - underemployed persons; - economically inactive persons who are seeking a job, but are not immediately available to start working; - economically inactive persons who are not seeking a job, but are immediately available to start working. The last 2 indicators (“economically inactive persons who are seeking a job, but are not immediately available to start working” and “economically inactive persons who are not seeking a job, but are immediately available to start working”), constitute together “the potential additional labour force”. Those 3 indicators constitute overlap „areas” between employment and unemployment, on one side, and between unemployed and economically inactive, on the other side.

In 2018, 203.2 thousand persons were employed with part-time working programme wishing to work more hours than in present and were available to do so, being considered underemployed persons. This category of persons represented 2.2% of economically active population, 2.3% of employment and 31.0% of the total number of persons who worked part-time. The number of underemployed persons decreased as compared to the previous year with 3.5 thousand persons.

Among the economically inactive population aged 15-74 years (5858.9 thousand persons), 237.7 thousand persons were part of the potential additional labour force (down from previous year with 42.9 thousands). Among them: • 234.4 thousand persons were available to start working but did not look for a job. In year 2018 the ratio between this category of persons and active population was of 2.6%. • just an insignificant number of persons* looked for a job but were not available to start working.

1 Underemployed persons are employed persons who are working part-time and who wish and are available to work more hours than at present.

2 Potential additional labour force represents the sum of two categories of persons: „economically inactive persons who are seeking a job, but are not available to start working” and „economically inactive persons who are not seeking a job, but are available to start working”.  

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