|Labor Force||2019 Q4||1,473||1,466||Thousands, NSA||Quarterly|
|Labor Force Employment||2019 Q4||1,379||1,378||Thousands, NSA||Quarterly|
|Total Employment||2019 Q4||1,379||1,378||Thousands, NSA||Quarterly|
|Total Employment Non-Ag||2019 Q4||1,303||1,294||Thousands, NSA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment||2019 Q4||93.7||88.9||Thousands, NSA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment Rate||2019 Q4||6.4||6.1||%||Quarterly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2018||27,957||29,271||#||Annual|
|Wage & Salaries||2018||924.1||840.4||EUR||Annual|
Data are disseminated in thousands of persons (period average) on the estimated number of employed persons, the estimated number of economically active persons (the labour force), the labour force participation rate, and the employment rate. These are broken down by gender and age group, and by urban/rural population.
The target population of the Labour force survey consists of the residents of aged 15 and older as of the 1st of January of the year. The data is compiled on the basis of the Labour Force Survey (LFS), which was first launched in November 1998. Until 2002 it had been conducted twice a year, in May and November. From 2002 LFS is a continuous survey providing quarterly and annual results. The reference weeks are spread uniformly throughout the entire year.
A total of 100,152 persons or 0.5 percent of the population aged 15 years and older per year, selected from the population register is subject of the LFS from 2008. The size of the sample is 25,038 persons per quarter. Till 2007 the sample size was 40,000 persons, or 0.3 per cent of the population aged 15 years and older per year.
All population categories and geographic areas are covered. The survey performed is in compliance with the ILO methodology. The data is not seasonally adjusted.
Scope of the data
Source data collection programs
Source data timeliness
The LFS is a continuous quarterly survey. The reference weeks are spread uniformly throughout the entire year.
Source data statistical techniques
Since July 2002 the Labour Force Survey has been carried out permanently, each quarter, with survey coverage accounting for 4000 households. From 2008 the survey sample has been expanded up to 8000 households per quarter. Each quarter 25 per cent of the sampled households are replaced. The selection of households is accomplished applying a sampling method and using the Population Register. The sample includes the population of all cities and some villages. LFS results are recalculated for the entire population.
For the purpose of LFS, Statistics Lithuania used number of population at the beginning of the year for all four quarters (Q1-Q4) until 2010. From 2010 to 2011 number of population at the beginning of the year was used for the first two quarters (Q1-Q2) and number of population as of 1 July was used for the second two quarters (Q3-Q4). From 2012, the population series refer to number of population at the beginning of the quarter, for example Q1 refers to number of population as of 1 January, Q2 refers to number of population as of 1 April, and so on.
Other statistical procedures
For the preparation of statistical information for 2011–2012, population figures have been revised using data from the 2011 Population and Housing Census.
The data are preliminary when first published in the press release, Unemployment rate (survey data).
The data for the first, second and third quarters become final 9 weeks after the end of the reference quarter and are published in the relevant issue of the monthly Economic and Social Development in Lithuania.
Final annual data, from which the final fourth quarter data can be derived, are published 11weeks after the end of the reference year in the relevant issue of the monthly bulletin, Economic and Social Development in Lithuania. The final annual data are also published in the annual Labour Force, Employment and Unemployment (usually in June) and the Statistical Yearbook of Lithuania (October).
For more information, please visit the link: http://dsbb.imf.org/Pages/SDDS/CtyCtgBaseList.aspx?ctycode=LTU&catcode=EMP00.