1288.0 - Standards for Labour Force Statistics, 1996
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THE CLASSIFICATION CRITERIA

11. The criteria used in classifying units in the classification is completed weeks.

THE STANDARD CLASSIFICATION

12. The standard classification is a flat classification:

 Under 2 weeks 2 weeks and under 4 weeks 4 weeks and under 8 weeks 8 weeks and under 13 weeks 13 weeks and under 26 weeks 26 weeks and under 39 weeks 39 weeks and under 52 weeks 52 weeks and under 65 weeks 65 weeks and under 78 weeks 78 weeks and under 91 weeks 91 weeks and under 104 weeks 104 weeks and over

All data are converted to and stored in whole weeks for any duration of unemployment. (N.B. less specific dates are collected for longer durations so the weeks' calculation get 'grainier'. Durations of less than 2 years are converted to weeks from a specific date dd/mm/yy. Durations of 2 years to less than 5 years are converted to weeks from mm/yy and durations of 5 years or more ago are converted to weeks from yy only)

THE CODE STRUCTURE

13. The code structure of the classification is:

 1 Under 2 weeks 2 2 weeks and under 4 weeks 3 4 weeks and under 8 weeks 4 8 weeks and under 13 weeks 5 13 weeks and under 26 weeks 6 26 weeks and under 39 weeks 7 39 weeks and under 52 weeks 8 52 weeks and under 65 weeks 9 65 weeks and under 78 weeks 10 78 weeks and under 91 weeks 11 91 weeks and under 104 weeks 12 104 weeks and over

All data are converted to and stored in whole weeks for any duration of unemployment. (N.B. less specific dates are collected for longer durations so the weeks' calculation get 'grainier'. Durations of less than 2 years are converted to weeks from a specific date dd/mm/yy. Durations of 2 years to less than 5 years are converted to weeks from mm/yy and durations of 5 years or more ago are converted to weeks from yy only)

SCOPE OF THE VARIABLE

14. The variable Duration of Unemployment is applicable to all unemployed persons. For definition of 'unemployed' see paragraph 9 of Labour Force Framework, Underlying Concepts.

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