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Commission Regulation (EC) No 377/2008 of 25 April 2008 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community as regards the codification to be used for data transmission from 2009 onwards, the use of a sub-sample for the collection of data on structural variables and the definition of the reference quarters (Text with EEA relevance)

OJ L 114, 26.4.2008, p. 57–84 (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)
Special edition in Croatian: Chapter 14 Volume 003 P. 91 - 118

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/reg/2008/377/oj

26.4.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 114/57


COMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 377/2008

of 25 April 2008

implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community as regards the codification to be used for data transmission from 2009 onwards, the use of a sub-sample for the collection of data on structural variables and the definition of the reference quarters

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 of 9 March 1998 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community (1), and in particular Articles 1 and 4(3) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

Article 1 of Regulation (EC) No 577/98 requires that, in the case of a continuous survey, a list of the weeks making up the reference quarters for the survey is drawn up by the Commission.

(2)

In accordance with Article 4(3) of Regulation (EC) No 577/98, implementing measures are necessary in order to define the codification of the variables to be used for the data transmission.

(3)

Under Article 4(4) of Regulation (EC) No 577/98, a list of variables, hereinafter referred to as structural variables, may be identified from among the survey characteristics which need to be surveyed only as annual averages with reference to 52 weeks rather than as quarterly averages. Therefore, the conditions for the use of a sub-sample for the collection of data on structural variables should be laid down.

(4)

In view of the importance of data on employment and unemployment, the totals for these indicators should be consistent whether they are produced from the annual sub-sample or on the basis of an annual average of the four quarterly full samples.

(5)

In view of the importance of data collected in ad hoc modules, this information should be combinable with any other variable from the survey.

(6)

Regulation (EC) No 577/98 as amended by Regulation (EC) No 1372/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council makes the transmission of the variable ‘wages from the main job’ compulsory. Therefore, the codification of the variables should be amended.

(7)

Commission Regulation (EC) No 430/2005 implementing Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98 on the organisation of a labour force sample survey in the Community concerning the codification to be used for data transmission from 2006 onwards and the use of a sub-sample for the collection of data on structural variables (2) defines the codification to be used for the data transmission from 2006 onwards. However, it is necessary to amend the coding scheme from 2009 onwards in order to take account of changes in two variables (field of highest level of education or training successfully completed and monthly pay from main job), to adapt the transmission columns accordingly and to correct some filter errors and omissions for other variables. Commission Regulation (EC) No 430/2005 should therefore be repealed with effect from 1 January 2009.

(8)

The measures provided for in this Regulation are in accordance with the opinion of the Statistical Programme Committee established by Council Decision 89/382/EEC, Euratom (3),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Structural variables

The conditions for the use of a sub-sample for the collection of data on structural variables are laid down in Annex I.

Article 2

Reference quarters

The definition of the reference quarters to be applied from 2009 is laid down in Annex II.

Article 3

Codification

The codes for the variables to be used for the data transmission for the years 2009 onwards are laid down in Annex III.

Article 4

Repeal

Regulation (EC) No 430/2005 shall be repealed with effect from 1 January 2009.

Article 5

Entry into force

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 1 January 2009.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 25 April 2008.

For the Commission

Joaquín ALMUNIA

Member of the Commission


(1)  OJ L 77, 14.3.1998, p. 3. Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 1372/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ L 315, 3.12.2007. p. 42).

(2)  OJ L 71, 17.3.2005, p. 36. Regulation last amended by Regulation (EC) No 973/2007 (OJ L 216, 21.8.2007, p. 10).

(3)  OJ L 181, 28.6.1989, p. 47.


ANNEX I

CONDITIONS FOR THE USE OF A SUB-SAMPLE FOR THE COLLECTION OF DATA ON STRUCTURAL VARIABLES

1.   Yearly/quarterly variables

The word ‘yearly’ in the ‘Periodicity’ column of the Codification laid down in Annex III identifies structural variables which optionally need only to be surveyed as annual averages, using a sub-sample of independent observations with reference to 52 weeks, rather than as quarterly averages. Core variables to be surveyed each quarter are identified as ‘quarterly’.

2.   Representativeness of the results

For structural variables, the relative standard error (without taking design effect into account) of any yearly estimate representing 1 % or more of the working-age population shall not exceed:

(a)

9 % for countries with a population between 1 million and 20 million inhabitants and,

(b)

5 % for countries with a population of 20 million or more.

Countries with fewer than 1 million inhabitants are exempted from these precision requirements, and structural variables should be collected for the total sample unless the sample meets the requirements set out in (a).

For countries using a sub-sample for data collection on structural variables, if more than one wave is used, the total sub-sample used shall consist of independent observations.

3.   Consistency of totals

Consistency between annual sub-sample totals and full-sample annual averages shall be ensured for employment, unemployment and inactive population by sex and for the following age groups: 15 to 24, 25 to 34, 35 to 44, 45 to 54, 55 +.

4.   Ad hoc modules

The sample used to collect information on ad hoc modules shall also provide information on structural variables.


ANNEX II

DEFINITION OF THE REFERENCE QUARTERS

(a)

Quarters of each year refer to the 12 months of the year, so that January, February and March belong to the first quarter, April, May and June to the second quarter, July, August and September to the third quarter and October, November and December to the fourth quarter.

(b)

The reference weeks are allocated to the reference quarters so that a week belongs to the quarter as defined in (a) to which at least four days of that week belong, unless this results in the first quarter of the year consisting of only 12 weeks. When that occurs, the quarters of the year in question will be formed by consecutive blocks of 13 weeks.

(c)

When, according to (b), a quarter consists of 14 weeks instead of 13 weeks the Member States should attempt to spread the sample over all of the 14 weeks.

(d)

If it is not feasible to spread the sample to cover all 14 weeks of the quarter, the Member State concerned may skip one week of that quarter (i.e. not cover it). The week to be skipped should be typical with regard to unemployment, employment and average actual hours worked and should be part of a month containing five Thursdays.

(e)

The first quarter of 2009 shall start on Monday, 29 December 2008.

Until the end of 2011, Member States running the Labour Force Survey along with other surveys as one single integrated survey may define the start of reference quarters one week earlier than laid down in (a), (b) and (e).


ANNEX III

CODIFICATION

Name

Column

Periodicity

Code

Description

Filter/Remarks

DEMOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND

HHSEQNUM

1/2

QUARTERLY

 

Sequence number in the household (it should remain the same for all waves)

everybody

01-98

Two-digit sequence number allocated to each member of the household

HHLINK

3

YEARLY

 

Relationship to reference person in the household

HHTYPE=1,3

1

Reference person

2

Spouse (or cohabiting partner) of reference person

3

Child of reference person (or of his/her spouse or cohabiting partner)

4

Ascendant relative of reference person (or of his/her spouse or cohabiting partner)

5

Other relative

6

Other

9

Not applicable (HHTYPE≠1,3)

HHSPOU

4/5

YEARLY

 

Sequence number of spouse or cohabiting partner

HHTYPE=1,3

01-98

Sequence number of spouse or cohabiting partner in the household

99

Not applicable (person does not belong to a private household, or has no partner, or the partner does not belong to this private household)

HHFATH

6/7

YEARLY

 

Sequence number of father

HHTYPE=1,3

01-98

Sequence number of father in the household

99

Not applicable (person does not belong to a private household, or the father does not belong to this private household)

HHMOTH

8/9

YEARLY

 

Sequence number of mother

HHTYPE=1,3

01-98

Sequence number of mother in the household

99

Not applicable (person does not belong to a private household, or the mother does not belong to this private household)

SEX

10

QUARTERLY

 

Sex

everybody

1

Male

2

Female

YEARBIR

11/14

QUARTERLY

 

Year of birth

everybody

 

The 4 digits of year of birth are entered

DATEBIR

15

QUARTERLY

 

Date of birth in relation to the end of reference period

everybody

1

Person's birthday falls between 1 January and the end of the reference week

2

Person's birthday falls after the end of the reference week

MARSTAT

16

YEARLY

 

Marital status

everybody

1

Single

2

Married

3

Widowed

4

Divorced or legally separated

blank

No answer

NATIONAL

17/18

QUARTERLY

 

Nationality

everybody

 

For coding, see ISO country classification

YEARESID

19/20

QUARTERLY

 

Years of residence in this country

everybody

00

Born in this country

01-99

Number of years of residence in this country

blank

No answer

COUNTRYB

21/22

QUARTERLY

 

Country of birth

YEARESID≠00

 

For coding, see ISO country classification

99

Not applicable (col.19/20=00)

blank

No answer

PROXY

23

QUARTERLY

 

Nature of participation in the survey

everybody aged 15 years or more

1

Direct participation

2

Participation via another member of the household

9

Not applicable (child less than 15 years)

blank

No answer

LABOUR STATUS

WSTATOR

24

QUARTERLY

 

Labour status during the reference week

everybody aged 15 years or more

1

Did any work for pay or profit during the reference week — one hour or more (including family workers but excluding conscripts on compulsory military or community service)

2

Was not working but had a job or business from which he/she was absent during the reference week (including family workers but excluding conscripts on compulsory military or community service)

3

Was not working because on lay-off

4

Was a conscript on compulsory military or community service

5

Other (15 years or more) who neither worked nor had a job or business during the reference week

9

Not applicable (child less than 15 years)

NOWKREAS

25/26

QUARTERLY

 

Reason for not having worked at all though having a job

WSTATOR=2

00

Bad weather

01

Slack work for technical or economic reasons

02

Labour dispute

03

School education or training

04

Own illness, injury or temporary disability

05

Maternity leave

06

Parental leave

07

Holidays

08

Compensation leave (within the framework of working time banking or an annualised hours contract)

09

Other reasons (e.g. personal or family responsibilities)

99

Not applicable (WSTATOR=1,3-5,9)

EMPLOYMENT CHARACTERISTICS OF THE MAIN JOB

STAPRO

27

QUARTERLY

 

Professional status

WSTATOR=1,2

1

Self-employed with employees

2

Self-employed without employees

3

Employee

4

Family worker

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

SIGNISAL

28

QUARTERLY

 

Continuing receipt of the wage or salary

(WSTATOR=2 and NOWKREAS≠04 and NOWKREAS≠05 and STAPRO=3) or WSTATOR=3

1

Absent for up to and including 3 months

2

Absent for more than 3 months and receiving a wage, salary or social allowances corresponding to half or more of the salary

3

Absent for more than 3 months and receiving a wage, salary or social allowances corresponding to less than half of the salary

4

Don’t know

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR≠2 or NOWKREAS=04 or NOWKREAS=05 or STAPRO≠3) and WSTATOR≠3

NACE3D

29/31

QUARTERLY

 

Economic activity of the local unit

WSTATOR=1,2

 

NACE Rev 2 coded at 2 or if possible 3 digit level

000

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

ISCO4D

32/35

QUARTERLY

 

Occupation

WSTATOR=1,2

 

ISCO-88 (COM) coded at 3 or if possible 4 digit level

9999

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

SUPVISOR

36

YEARLY

 

Supervisory responsibilities

STAPRO=3

1

Yes

2

No

9

STAPRO≠3

blank

No answer

SIZEFIRM

37/38

YEARLY

 

Number of persons working at the local unit

STAPRO=1,3,4, blank

01-10

Exact number of persons, if between 1 and 10

11

11 to 19 persons

12

20 to 49 persons

13

50 persons or more

14

Do not know but fewer than 11 persons

15

Do not know but more than 10 persons

99

Not applicable (STAPRO=2,9)

blank

No answer

COUNTRYW

39/40

QUARTERLY

 

Country of place of work

WSTATOR=1,2

 

For coding, see ISO country classification

99

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

REGIONW

41/42

QUARTERLY

 

Region of place of work

WSTATOR=1,2

 

NUTS 2

99

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

YSTARTWK

43/46

QUARTERLY

 

Year in which person started working for this employer or as self-employed

WSTATOR=1,2

 

Enter the 4 digits of the year concerned

9999

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

MSTARTWK

47/48

QUARTERLY

 

Month in which person started working for this employer or as self-employed

YSTARTWK≠9999, blank & REFYEAR-YSTARTWK<=2

01-12

Enter the number of the month concerned

99

Not applicable (YSTARTWK=9999, blank or REFYEAR-YSTARTWK>2)

blank

No answer

WAYJFOUN

49

YEARLY

 

Involvement of the public employment office at any moment in finding the present job

STAPRO=3 & has started this job in the last 12 months

0

No

1

Yes

9

STAPRO≠3 or has started this job more than 1 year ago

blank

No answer

FTPT

50

QUARTERLY

 

Full-time/Part-time distinction

WSTATOR=1,2

1

Full-time job

2

Part-time job

9

WSTATOR≠1,2

blank

No answer

FTPTREAS

51

YEARLY

 

Reasons for the part-time work

FTPT=2

 

Part-time job is taken because:

1

Person is undergoing school education or training

2

Of own illness or disability

3

Looking after children or incapacitated adults

4

Other personal or family reasons

5

Person could not find a full-time job

6

Of other reasons

9

Not applicable (FTPT≠2)

blank

No answer

TEMP

52

QUARTERLY

 

Permanency of the job

STAPRO=3

1

Person has a permanent job or work contract of unlimited duration

2

Person has temporary job/work contract of limited duration

9

Not applicable (STAPRO≠3)

blank

No answer

TEMPREAS

53

YEARLY

 

Reasons for having a temporary job/work contract of limited duration

TEMP=2

 

Person has temporary job/work contract of limited duration because:

1

It is a contract covering a period of training (apprentices, trainees, research assistants, etc.)

2

Person could not find a permanent job

3

Person did not want a permanent job

4

It is a contract for a probationary period

9

Not applicable (TEMP≠2)

blank

No answer

TEMPDUR

54

QUARTERLY

 

Total duration of temporary job or work contract of limited duration

TEMP=2

1

Less than one month

2

1 to 3 months

3

4 to 6 months

4

7 to 12 months

5

13 to 18 months

6

19 to 24 months

7

25 to 36 months

8

More than 3 years

9

Not applicable (TEMP≠2)

blank

No answer

TEMPAGCY

55

YEARLY

 

Contract with a temporary employment agency

STAPRO=3

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (STAPRO≠3)

blank

No answer

ATYPICAL WORK

SHIFTWK

56

YEARLY

 

Shift work

STAPRO=3

1

Person does shift work

3

Person never does shift work

9

Not applicable (STAPRO≠3)

blank

No answer

EVENWK

57

YEARLY

 

Evening work

WSTATOR=1 or WSTATOR=2

1

Person usually works in the evening

2

Person sometimes works in the evening

3

Person never works in the evening

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

NIGHTWK

58

YEARLY

 

Night work

WSTATOR=1 or WSTATOR=2

1

Person usually works at night

2

Person sometimes works at night

3

Person never works at night

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

SATWK

59

YEARLY

 

Saturday work

WSTATOR=1 or WSTATOR=2

1

Person usually works on Saturdays

2

Person sometimes works on Saturdays

3

Person never works on Saturdays

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

SUNWK

60

YEARLY

 

Sunday work

WSTATOR=1 or WSTATOR=2

1

Person usually works on Sundays

2

Person sometimes works on Sundays

3

Person never works on Sundays

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

HOURS WORKED

HWUSUAL

61/62

QUARTERLY

 

Number of hours per week usually worked in the main job

WSTATOR=1,2

00

Usual hours cannot be given because hours worked vary considerably from week to week or from month to month

01-98

Number of hours usually worked in the main job

99

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

HWACTUAL

63/64

QUARTERLY

 

Number of hours actually worked during the reference week in the main job

WSTATOR=1,2

00

Person having a job or business and not having worked at all in the main activity during the reference week

01-98

Number of hours actually worked in the main job during the reference week

99

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

HWOVERP

65/66

QUARTERLY

 

Paid overtime in the reference week in the main job

STAPRO=3

00-98

Number of paid overtime hours

99

Not applicable (STAPRO≠3)

blank

No answer

HWOVERPU

67/68

QUARTERLY

 

Unpaid overtime in the reference week in the main job

STAPRO=3

00-98

Number of unpaid overtime hours

99

Not applicable (STAPRO≠3)

blank

No answer

HOURREAS

69/70

QUARTERLY

 

Main reason for hours actually worked during the reference week being different from the person's usual hours

HWUSUAL=00-98 & HWACTUAL=00-98 & WSTATOR=1

 

Person has worked more than usual due to:

01

variable hours (e.g. flexible working hours)

16

overtime

02

other reasons

 

Person has worked less than usual due to:

03

bad weather

04

slack work for technical or economic reasons

05

labour dispute

06

education or training

07

variable hours (e.g. flexible working hours)

08

own illness, injury or temporary disability

09

maternity or parental leave

10

special leave for personal or family reasons

11

annual holidays

12

bank holidays

13

start of/change in job during reference week

14

end of job without taking up a new one during reference week

15

other reasons

97

Person having worked usual hours during the reference week (HWUSUAL=HWACTUAL=01-98)

98

Person whose hours vary considerably from week to week or month to month and who did not state a reason for a divergence between the actual and usual hours (HWUSUAL=00 & HOURREAS#01-16)

99

Not applicable (WSTATOR=2-5,9 or HWUSUAL=blank or HWACTUAL=blank)

blank

No answer

WISHMORE

71

QUARTERLY

 

Wish to work usually more than the current number of hours

(WSTATOR=1 or WSTATOR=2)

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

WAYMORE

72

YEARLY

 

Way how person wants to work more hours

WISHMORE=1

1

Through an additional job

2

Through a job working more hours than the present job

3

Only within the present job

4

In any of the above ways

9

Not applicable (WISHMORE≠1)

blank

No answer

HWWISH

73/74

QUARTERLY

 

Number of hours that the person would like to work in total

WSTATOR=1 or WSTATOR=2

01-98

Number of hours wished to work in total

99

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

HOMEWK

75

YEARLY

 

Working at home

WSTATOR=1 or WSTATOR=2

1

Person usually works at home

2

Person sometimes works at home

3

Person never works at home

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

LOOKOJ

76

QUARTERLY

 

Looking for another job

WSTATOR=1 or WSTATOR=2

0

Person is not looking for another job

1

Person is looking for another job

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

LOOKREAS

77

YEARLY

 

Reasons for looking for another job

LOOKOJ=1

1

risk or certainty of loss or termination of present job

2

actual job is considered as a transitional job

3

seeking an additional job to add more hours to those worked in present job

4

seeking a job with more hours worked than in present job

5

seeking a job with fewer hours worked than in present job

6

wish to have better working conditions (e.g. pay, working or travel time, quality of work)

7

other reasons

9

Not applicable (LOOKOJ≠1)

blank

No answer

SECOND JOB

EXIST2J

78

QUARTERLY

 

Existence of more than one job or business

WSTATOR=1 or WSTATOR=2

1

Person had only one job or business during the reference week

2

Person had more than one job or business during the reference week (not due to change of job or business)

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=3-5,9)

blank

No answer

STAPRO2J

79

QUARTERLY

 

Professional status (in the second job)

EXIST2J=2

1

Self-employed with employees

2

Self-employed without employees

3

Employee

4

Family worker

9

Not applicable (EXIST2J=1,9, blank)

blank

No answer

NACE2J2D

80/81

QUARTERLY

 

Economic activity of the local unit (in the second job)

EXIST2J=2

 

NACE Rev. 2

00

Not applicable (EXIST2J=1,9, blank)

blank

No answer

HWACTUA2

82/83

QUARTERLY

 

Number of hours actually worked during the reference week in the second job

EXIST2J=2

00

Person not having worked in the second job during the reference week

01-98

Number of hours actually worked in the second job during the reference week

99

Not applicable (EXIST2J=1,9, blank)

blank

No answer

PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE OF PERSON NOT IN EMPLOYMENT

EXISTPR

84

QUARTERLY

 

Existence of previous employment experience

WSTATOR=3-5

0

Person has never been in employment (purely occasional work, such as vacation work, compulsory military or community service are not to be considered as employment)

1

Person has already been in employment (purely occasional work, such as vacation work, compulsory military or community service are not to be considered as employment)

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=1,2 or 9)

blank

No answer

YEARPR

85/88

QUARTERLY

 

Year in which person last worked

EXISTPR=1

 

Enter the 4 digits of the year in which person last worked

9999

Not applicable (EXISTPR=0,9, blank)

blank

No answer

MONTHPR

89/90

QUARTERLY

 

Month in which person last worked

YEARPR≠9999, blank & REFYEAR-YEARPR<=2

01-12

Enter the number of the month in which person last worked

99

Not applicable (YEARPR=9999, blank or REFYEAR-YEARPR>2)

blank

No answer

LEAVREAS

91/92

YEARLY

 

Main reason for leaving last job or business

EXISTPR=1 and REFYEAR-YEARPR<8

00

Dismissed or made redundant

01

A job of limited duration has ended

02

Looking after children or incapacitated adults

03

Other personal or family responsibilities

04

Own illness or disability

05

Education or training

06

Early retirement

07

Normal retirement

08

Compulsory military or community service

09

Other reasons

99

Not applicable (EXISTPR=0,9, blank, or EXISTPR=1 and did not work in last 8 years)

blank

No answer

STAPROPR

93

QUARTERLY only if having worked in the last 12 months,

YEARLY otherwise

 

Professional status in last job

EXISTPR=1 and REFYEAR-YEARPR<8

1

Self-employed with employees

2

Self-employed without employees

3

Employee

4

Family worker

9

Not applicable (EXISTPR=0,9, blank, or EXISTPR=1 and did not work in last 8 years)

blank

No answer

NACEPR2D

94/95

QUARTERLY if having worked in the last 12 months,

YEARLY otherwise

 

Economic activity of the local unit in which person last worked

EXISTPR=1 and REFYEAR-YEARPR<8

 

NACE Rev. 2

00

Not applicable (EXISTPR=0,9, blank, or EXISTPR=1 and did not work in last 8 years)

blank

No answer

ISCOPR3D

96/98

QUARTERLY if having worked in the last 12 months,

YEARLY otherwise

 

Occupation of last job

EXISTPR=1 and REFYEAR-YEARPR<8

 

ISCO-88 (COM)

999

Not applicable (EXISTPR=0,9, blank, or EXISTPR=1 and did not work in last 8 years)

blank

No answer

SEARCH FOR EMPLOYMENT

SEEKWORK

99

QUARTERLY

 

Seeking employment during previous four weeks

(WSTATOR=3-5 or SIGNISAL=3) and Age<75

1

Person has already found a job which will start within a period of at most 3 months

2

Person has already found a job which will start in more than 3 months and is not seeking employment

3

Person is not seeking employment and has not found any job to start later

4

Person is seeking employment

9

Not applicable (WSTATOR=1,2 or 9 and SIGNISAL≠3) or Age equal or greater than 75

SEEKREAS

100

YEARLY

 

Reasons for not seeking employment

SEEKWORK=3

 

Person is not seeking employment because:

1

awaiting recall to work (persons on lay-off)

2

of own illness or disability

3

looking after children or incapacitated adults

4

of other personal or family responsibilities

5

of education or training

6

of retirement

7

of belief that no work is available

8

of other reasons

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠3)

blank

No answer

SEEKTYPE

101

QUARTERLY

 

Type of employment sought (or found)

SEEKWORK=1,2,4 or LOOKOJ=1

 

The employment sought (for SEEKWORK=1,2 the employment found) is:

1

as self-employed

 

as employee:

2

and only full-time job is sought (or has already been found)

3

and full-time job is sought, but if not available, part-time job will be accepted

4

and part-time job is sought, but if not available, full-time job will be accepted

5

and only part-time job is sought (or has already been found)

6

and person did not state whether full-time or part-time job is sought (or has already been found)

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠1,2,4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

blank

No answer

SEEKDUR

102

QUARTERLY

 

Duration of search for employment

SEEKWORK=1,4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

Search not yet started

1

Less than 1 month

2

1-2 months

3

3-5 months

4

6-11 months

5

12-17 months

6

18-23 months

7

24-47 months

8

4 years or longer

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠1,4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

blank

No answer

METHODS USED DURING PREVIOUS FOUR WEEKS TO FIND WORK

METHODA

103

QUARTERLY

 

Contacted public employment office to find work

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODB

104

QUARTERLY

 

Contacted private employment agency to find work

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODC

105

QUARTERLY

 

Applied to employers directly

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODD

106

QUARTERLY

 

Asked friends, relatives, trade unions, etc.

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODE

107

QUARTERLY

 

Inserted or answered advertisements in newspapers or journals

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODF

108

QUARTERLY

 

Studied advertisements in newspapers or journals

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODG

109

QUARTERLY

 

Took a test, interview or examination

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODH

110

QUARTERLY

 

Looked for land, premises or equipment

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODI

111

QUARTERLY

 

Looked for permits, licences, financial resources

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODJ

112

QUARTERLY

 

Awaiting the results of an application for a job

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODK

113

QUARTERLY

 

Waiting for a call from a public employment office

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODL

114

QUARTERLY

 

Awaiting the results of a competition for recruitment to the public sector

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

METHODM

115

QUARTERLY

 

Other method used

SEEKWORK=4 or LOOKOJ=1

0

No

1

Yes

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠4 and LOOKOJ≠1)

WANTWORK

116

QUARTERLY

 

Willingness to work for person not seeking employment

SEEKWORK=3

 

Person is not seeking employment:

1

but would nevertheless like to have work

2

and does not want to have work

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠3)

blank

No answer

AVAILBLE

117

QUARTERLY

 

Availability to start working within two weeks

SEEKWORK=1,4 or WANTWORK=1, blank or WISHMORE=1

 

If work were found now:

1

Person could start to work immediately (within 2 weeks)

2

Person could not start to work immediately (within 2 weeks)

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK≠1, 4 and WANTWORK≠1, blank and WISHMORE≠1)

AVAIREAS

118

YEARLY

 

Reasons for not being available to start working within 2 weeks

AVAILBLE=2

 

Person could not start to work immediately (within 2 weeks) because:

1

he/she must complete education or training

2

he/she must complete compulsory military or community service

3

he/she cannot leave present employment within two weeks due to period of notice

4

of personal or family responsibilities (including maternity)

5

of own illness or incapacity

6

of other reasons

9

Not applicable (AVAILBLE≠2)

blank

No answer

PRESEEK

119

YEARLY

 

Situation immediately before person started to seek employment (or was waiting for new job to start)

SEEKWORK=1,2,4

1

Person was working (including apprentices, trainees)

2

Person was in full-time education (excluding apprentices, trainees)

3

Person was conscript on compulsory military or community service

4

Person had domestic/family responsibilities

5

Other (e.g. retired)

9

Not applicable (SEEKWORK=3,9)

blank

No answer

NEEDCARE

120

YEARLY

 

Need for care facilities

FTPTREAS=3 or SEEKREAS=3

 

Person is not searching for a job or is working part time because:

1

suitable care services for children are not available or affordable

2

suitable care services for ill, disabled, elderly are not available or affordable

3

suitable care services for both children and ill, disabled and elderly are not available or affordable.

4

care facilities do not influence decision for working part time or not searching for a job

9

Not applicable (FTPTREAS≠3 and SEEKREAS≠3)

blank

No answer

REGISTER

121

YEARLY

 

Registration at a public employment office

everybody aged 15 to 74 years

1

Person is registered at a public employment office and receives benefit or assistance

2

Person is registered at a public employment office but does not receive benefit or assistance

3

Person is not registered at a public employment office but receives benefit or assistance

4

Person is not registered at a public employment office and does not receive benefit or assistance

9

Not applicable (person aged less than 15 years or older than 75)

blank

No answer

MAIN LABOUR STATUS

MAINSTAT (optional)

122

YEARLY

 

Main status

everybody aged 15 years or more

1

Carries out a job or profession, including unpaid work for a family business or holding, including an apprenticeship or paid traineeship, etc.

2

Unemployed

3

Pupil, student, further training, unpaid work experience

4

In retirement or early retirement or has given up business

5

Permanently disabled

6

In compulsory military service

7

Fulfilling domestic tasks

8

Other inactive person

9

Not applicable (child less than 15 years)

blank

No answer

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

EDUCSTAT

123

QUARTERLY

 

Student or apprentice in regular education during the last four weeks

everybody aged 15 years or more

1

Has been a student or an apprentice

3

Person in regular education but on holiday

2

Has not been a student or apprentice

9

Not applicable (child less than 15 years)

blank

No answer

EDUCLEVL

124

QUARTERLY

 

Level of this education or training

EDUCSTAT=1 or 3

1

ISCED 1

2

ISCED 2

3

ISCED 3

4

ISCED 4

5

ISCED 5

6

ISCED 6

9

Not applicable (EDUCSTAT=2,9, blank)

blank

No answer

EDUCFILD (optional)

125/127

YEARLY

 

Field of this education or training

EDUCSTAT=1 or 3 and EDUCLEVL=3 to 6

000

General programmes

100

Teacher training and education science

200

Humanities, languages and arts

222

Foreign languages

300

Social sciences, business and law

400

Science, mathematics and computing

420

Life science (including biology and environmental science)

440

Physical science (including physics, chemistry and earth science)

460

Mathematics and statistics

481

Computer science

482

Computer use

500

Engineering, manufacturing and construction

600

Agriculture and veterinary

700

Health and welfare

800

Services

900

Unknown

999

Not applicable (EDUCSTAT=2,9, blank or EDUCLEVL≠(3 to 6))

blank

No answer

COURATT

128

QUARTERLY

 

Did you attend any courses, seminars, conferences or receive private lessons or instruction outside the regular education system (hereafter referred to as taught-learning activities) within the last four weeks?

Everybody aged 15 years or more

1

Yes

2

No

9

Not applicable (child less than 15 years)

blank

No answer

COURLEN

129/131

QUARTERLY

 

Number of hours spent on all taught-learning activities within the last four weeks

COURATT=1

3 digits

Number of hours

999

Not applicable (COURATT=2,9, blank)

blank

No answer

COURPURP (optional)

132

YEARLY

 

Purpose of the most recent taught-learning activity

COURATT=1

1

Mostly job related (professional)

2

Mostly personal/social

9

Not applicable (COURATT=2,9, blank)

blank

No answer

COURFILD (optional)

133/135

YEARLY

 

Field of the most recent taught-learning activity

COURATT=1

000

General programmes

100

Teacher training and education science

200

Humanities, languages and arts

222

Foreign languages

300

Social sciences, business and law

400

Science, mathematics and computing

420

Life science (including biology and environmental science)

440

Physical science (including physics, chemistry and earth science)

460

Mathematics and statistics

481

Computer science

482

Computer use

500

Engineering, manufacturing and construction

600

Agriculture and veterinary

700

Health and welfare

800

Services

900

Unknown

999

Not applicable (COURATT=2,9, blank)

blank

No answer

COURWORH (optional)

136

YEARLY

 

Did the most recent taught-learning activity take place during paid working hours?

COURATT=1

1

Only during paid working hours

2

Mostly during paid working hours

3

Mostly outside paid working hours

4

Only outside paid working hours

5

No job at that time

9

Not applicable (COURATT=2,9, blank)

blank

No answer

HATLEVEL

137/138

QUARTERLY

 

Highest level of education or training successfully completed

Everybody aged 15 years or more

00

No formal education or below ISCED 1

11

ISCED 1

21

ISCED 2

22

ISCED 3c (shorter than two years)

31

ISCED 3c (two years and more)

32

ISCED 3 a, b

30

ISCED 3 (without distinction a, b or c possible, 2 y+)

41

ISCED 4a, b

42

ISCED 4c

43

ISCED 4 (without distinction a, b or c possible)

51

ISCED 5b

52

ISCED 5a

60

ISCED 6

99

Not applicable (child less than 15 years)

blank

No answer

HATFIELD

139/141

YEARLY

 

Field of highest level of education or training successfully completed

HATLEVEL=22 to 60

000

General programmes (1)

100

Teacher training and education science (1)

200

Humanities, languages and arts (1)

222

Foreign languages

300

Social sciences, business and law (1)

400

Science, mathematics and computing (1)

420

Life science, including biology and environmental science (1)

440

Physical science, including physics, chemistry and earth science (1)

460

Mathematics and statistics (1)

481

Computer science

482

Computer use

500

Engineering, manufacturing and construction (1)

600

Agriculture and veterinary (1)

700

Health and welfare (1)

800

Services (1)

900

Unknown

999

Not applicable (HATLEVEL=00, 11, 21, 99, blank)

blank

No answer

HATYEAR

142/145

YEARLY

 

Year when highest level of education or training was successfully completed

HATLEVEL=11-60

 

The 4 digits of year when highest level of education or training was successfully completed are entered

9999

Not applicable (HATLEVEL=00, 99, blank)

blank

No answer

SITUATION ONE YEAR BEFORE SURVEY

WSTAT1Y

146

YEARLY

 

Situation with regard to activity one year before survey

everybody aged 15 years or more

1

Carries out a job or profession, including unpaid work for a family business or holding, including an apprenticeship or paid traineeship, etc.

2

Unemployed

3

Pupil, student, further training, unpaid work experience

4

In retirement or early retirement or has given up business

5

Permanently disabled

6

In compulsory military service

7

Fulfilling domestic tasks

8

Other inactive person

9

Not applicable (child less than 15 years)

blank

No answer

STAPRO1Y

147

YEARLY

 

Professional status one year before survey

WSTAT1Y=1

1

Self-employed with employees

2

Self-employed without employees

3

Employee

4

Family worker

9

Not applicable (WSTAT1Y≠1)

blank

No answer

NACE1Y2D

148/149

YEARLY

 

Economic activity of local unit in which person was working one year before survey

WSTAT1Y=1

 

NACE Rev. 2

00

Not applicable (WSTAT1Y≠1)

blank

No answer

COUNTR1Y

150/151

YEARLY

 

Country of residence one year before survey

Everybody aged 1 year or more

 

For coding, see ISO country classification

99

Not applicable (child less than one year old)

blank

No answer

REGION1Y

152/153

YEARLY

 

Region of residence one year before survey

Everybody aged 1 year or more

 

NUTS 2

99

Not applicable (person who has changed country of residence or child less than one year old)

blank

No answer

INCOME

INCDECIL

154/155

YEARLY

 

Monthly (take-home) pay from main job

STAPRO=3

01-10

Deciles order

99

Not applicable (STAPRO≠3)

blank

No answer

TECHNICAL ITEMS RELATING TO THE INTERVIEW

REFYEAR

156/159

QUARTERLY

 

Year of survey

everybody

 

4 digits of the year

REFWEEK

160/161

QUARTERLY

 

Reference week

everybody

 

Number of the week running from Monday to Sunday

INTWEEK

162/163

QUARTERLY

 

Interview week

everybody

 

Number of the week running from Monday to Sunday

COUNTRY

164/165

QUARTERLY

 

Country

everybody

 

For coding, see ISO country classification

REGION

166/167

QUARTERLY

 

Region of household

everybody

 

NUTS 2

DEGURBA

168

QUARTERLY

 

Degree of urbanisation

everybody

1

Densely populated area

2

Intermediate area

3

Thinly populated area

HHNUM

169/174

QUARTERLY

 

Serial number of household

everybody

 

Serial numbers are allocated by the national statistical institutes and remain the same for all waves

 

Records relating to different members of the same household carry the same serial number

HHTYPE

175

QUARTERLY

 

Type of household

everybody

1

Person living in private household (or permanently in a hotel) and surveyed in this household

2

Person living in an institution and surveyed in this institution

3

Person living in an institution but surveyed in this private household

4

Person living in another private household on the territory of the country but surveyed in this household of origin

HHINST

176

QUARTERLY

 

Type of institution

HHTYPE=2,3

1

Educational institution

2

Hospital

3

Other welfare institution

4

Religious institution (not already included in 1-3)

5

Workers' hostel, working quarters at building sites, student hostel, university accommodation, etc.

6

Military establishment

7

Other (e.g. prison)

9

Not applicable (HHTYPE=1,4)

blank

No answer

COEFFY

177/182

YEARLY

 

Yearly weighting factor

everybody

0000-9999

Cols 177-180 contain whole numbers

00-99

Cols 181-182 contain decimal places

COEFFQ

183/188

QUARTERLY

 

Quarterly weighting factor

everybody

0000-9999

Cols 183-186 contain whole numbers

00-99

Cols 187-188 contain decimal places

COEFFH

189/194

YEARLY

 

Yearly weighting factor of the sample for household characteristics (in the case of a sample of individuals)

 

0000-9999

Cols 189-192 contain whole numbers

 

00-99

Cols 193-194 contain decimal places

 

INTWAVE

195

QUARTERLY

 

Sequence number of the survey wave

everybody

1-8

Sequence number of the wave

INTQUEST

196

QUARTERLY

 

Questionnaire used

everybody

1

Only core variables

2

Whole questionnaire


(1)  Or subdivisions of ISCED 1997 — field of education — coded on 3 digits.


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