|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Unemployment||Apr 2019||311.4||340.7||Ths., NSA||Monthly|
|Labor Force||2018 Q4||17,939||17,957||Ths. # YTD, NSA||Quarterly|
|Labor Force Employment||2018 Q4||16,360||16,408||Ths. # YTD, NSA||Quarterly|
|Total Employment||2018 Q4||16,360||16,408||Ths. # YTD, NSA||Quarterly|
|Unemployment Rate||2018 Q4||9.3||8||%, NSA||Quarterly|
|Wage & Salaries||2018 Q4||400,460||376,933||Mil. UAH, NSA||Quarterly|
|Primary Industries Employment||2012||3,506||3,410||Ths., NSA||Annual|
Indicators of economic activity, employment, and unemployment are sourced from sample population (household) surveys on economic activity (further referred to as Labour Force Survey).
The methodology of LFS is consistent with the current ILO and EU methodology and definitions of the basic indicators for economic activity of the population.
The ILO unemployed are persons aged 15 to 70 (registered and unregistered at the State Employment Service) who meet the following three conditions:
The category of the unemployed also includes the persons who were not seeking a job because they have already found it and reached an agreement on the start of work during a certain period of time and undergo training by an assignment of the State Employment Service.
Ukraine is now excluding the temporarily occupied territories, the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol.
Scope of the data
Geographical coverage: Geographically the whole area of the country is covered, except the first and the second zones of radio contamination that happened as a result of the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster.
Population coverage: Persons covered by the survey include the resident population aged 15 to 70 years living in households.
All types of economic activity are covered.
All occupations are covered.
Exceptions to coverage
Reference period: the reference week (from Monday to Sunday) that includes the 15th day of the month is used for measuring unemployment.
The questioning of the population is done during the third ten day period of each month from 21 to 30 (31) day (inclusive).
Source data collection programs
The unemployment indicators are derived from the LFS that has been conducted by the state statistics offices since 1995. In 1995/1998 the survey was carried out just once a year, in 1999/2003 each quarter during the last month of each quarter, and since 2004 it is conducted on a monthly basis by the SSCU.
The objective for the conduct of the survey is to obtain information about the composition and structure of the labor force, measure employment and the population activity trends as well as identify the real level of unemployment which incorporates the general supply of labor and is used a an important indicator to analyze the current situation in the country's economy. The survey data permit to estimate the real volumes of and changes in labor supply on Ukraine's labor market, and analyze its development trends.
Source data statistical techniques
Design and sample size
To conduct the LFS, during 2004/2008 the nationwide territorial probability sample for non institutional households was produced. The general size of the monthly survey on economic activity comprises 18.5 thousand households. The questioning incorporates all household members aged 15-70 (inclusive).
The compilation of the sample is based on the procedure for the stratified multi-staged selection.
The procedure to compile the sample population consists of the following stages:
When designing the territorial sample, out of the whole territory of Ukraine the rural settlements (village councils) located within the exclusion zone (zone I) and the absolute (compulsory) evacuation zone (zone II) which were radio polluted due to the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster are excluded. Accordingly, the population residing in this area is also excluded from Ukraine's population and the relevant regions.
The institutional population (the military, those in prisons, those permanently residing in hostels, houses for the aged, etc.) is excluded from the population strength.
The stratification of the total population is done to adequately reflect the main features of the administrative and territorial units within the sample, and ensure the selection of the household population that is homogenous by the main characteristics. Accordingly, within each Ukraine region, the following strata are distinguished: city councils with the population of 100 thousand and more, town and village councils with the population less than 100 thousand and administrative districts in rural areas (urban population of districts is not included into strata for rural areas). The sample size is split by stratum proportionally to the population.
The compilation of household sample in rural areas is done using the two components: sample directly for the survey of population's economic activity and sample for household survey of agricultural activity. At present, when designing the sample survey of households' agricultural activity, the selection of village councils is done proportionally to land areas.
To select the secondary territorial units of sample that serve as sample basis, data from the 2001 All-Ukrainian Population Census have been used.
Since 2004, the sample employs the new household rotation scheme where each selected household should be questioned 6 times. The questioning over the period of 3 months – break for 9 months – the questioning over the period of 3 months. The monthly sample population of households is 18.5 thousand.
Data collection and processing
The processing of data from the sample survey of the population's (households') economic activity is based on the following stages:
There is no seasonal adjustment of data.
Data are revised if there are changes in methodology, program to conduct the survey and basing on the population census data.