The activity status according to ILO definitions divides the population into three groups: employed, unemployed and economically inactive persons. A person is considered to be employed if he or she worked for at least one hour during reference week, or did not work due to holiday, illness, etc. but normally is in employment. Persons on long-term absence as e.g. women on parental leave are included in the category of employed persons if they have a formal attachment to the job. A person is considered to be unemployed if he or she is not employed in the above sense, is taking active steps to seek work, and is able to start work at short notice.
Alternatively, the activity status can be measured by the subsistence concept (the so called self-declared main status). In this case respondents specify their social status by themselves. However, before 2004 persons who worked for at least 12 hours per week were considered as employed, persons in parental leave with valid employment contracts included. Since 2004 the main status has been based exclusively on self-assessment. In principle, the data relates to the population living in private households.
Please consult our database for yearly and quarterly data on the activity status.
|09.12.2021||Further recovery on the Austrian labour market during third quarter of 2021|
|09.09.2021||Austrian labour market shows significant recovery during second quarter of 2021|
|28.06.2021||Austrian labour market during first quarter of 2021: still clearly marked by the Corona pandemic|
|07.05.2021||67.7% of mothers with children under 15 are employed|
|17.03.2021||Austrian labour market in corona year 2020: 1.3% fewer employed, 19.0% more unemployed persons|
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