Register-based calculation of averages for the primary labour market status of the population broken down by quarters.
The Quarterly Labour Force Statistics (QLFS) are annual individual-based calculations of averages for the primary labour market status of the population based on register data from the Labour Market Accounts (LMA). The primary variable in the QLFS is the socio-economic status, which breaks down the population into three main groups: Persons in employment, persons not in employment and persons outside the labour force. In addition, the statistics contain a vast number of variables, which are related to the person (e.g. age, sex and education) or to the establishment for persons in employment (e.g. industry, sector and municipality of the establishment).
The QLFS contain the same background information on the population and establishments for persons in employment as the register-based labour force statistics, which date back to 1980. The register-based labour force statistics take stock at the end of November, whereas the QLFS are calculations of averages for each quarter. Just like the register-based labour force statistics, the QLFS are well suited for analysis of the population’s labour market status and for illustration of the labour market status across the year rather than at a particular time of the year.
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