|Total Employment Non-Ag||Oct 2018||3,844||3,874||Thousands, SA||Monthly|
|Labor Force||2018 Q3||4,765||4,766||Ths. EUR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Labor Force Employment||2018 Q3||3,894||3,860||Ths. EUR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2018 Q3||472.7||472.5||Ths. #, NSA||Quarterly|
|Secondary Industries Employment||2018 Q3||587.5||586.5||Ths. #, NSA||Quarterly|
|Tertiary Industries Employment||2018 Q3||2,834||2,801||Ths. #, NSA||Quarterly|
|Total Employment||2018 Q3||3,894||3,860||Ths. EUR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment||2018 Q3||871.8||905.98||Ths. EUR, NSA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment Rate||2018 Q3||18.3||19.01||%, NSA||Quarterly|
|Wage & Salaries||2018 Q3||15,513||15,504||Mil. EUR, SA||Quarterly|
Labour Force Survey produces estimates since 1981 (second quarter of the year). From 1998 onwards it is a continuous quarterly survey. The main statistical objectives of the Labour Force Survey is to divide the population of working age (15 years and over) into three mutually exclusive and exhaustive groups:
In addition, the Labour Force Survey collects information on demographic characteristics, on main job characteristics, on the existence and characteristics of a second job, on educational attainment, on participation in education, on previous working experience and on search of job.
Labour Force Survey estimates are produced by a suitable unbiased estimator which takes in to account a) the probability of selection of every sampled household, b) the response rate in every primary sampling unit, c) the estimated population for September 2011, allocated by NUTS II areas, gender and age group).
The monthly results of Labour Force Survey are estimations that are based in a relatively small sample size and have large sampling errors. As an indication of the magnitude of survey’s sampling errors, we note that estimations of characteristics that refer to 25.000 persons at the total country, are accompanied by a coefficient of variation ot at least 15% (an analysis of Labour Force Survey sampling errors can be found at the address http://www.statistics.gr/portal/page/portal/ESYE/PAGE-themes?p_param=A0101 at the link “Methodology”). More accurate estimates and detailed analysis of the changes in employment can be based on the quarterly results of the survey.