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LABO05: Inactive population by reason, sex, reporting country and time

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Eurostat [lfsa_igar].
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Activity limitation: the concept is operationalized by using the Global Activity Limitation Indicator (GALI) for observing limitation in activities people usually do because of one or more health problems. The limitation should have lasted for at least the past six months. Three answer categories are possible: severely limited, limited but not severely or not limited at all. Data covers persons aged 15 to 64 years.

The EU Labour Force Survey has adopted a new methodology from 2021 forward, with the entry into force of Regulation (EU) 2019/1700. According to this implementing regulation, major changes in the EU-LFS have permitted a major harmonization across countries participating in the survey, and also a major comparability across domains in social statistics, by using harmonized definitions and methodology. In effect, the source table has been changed to focus on people not searching for employment but who would like still to have work, where 'retirement' is no longer included (classified as not wanting to work for those who do not want to have work). For more information regarding the new methodology and its implications, see this article.

There are additional breaks in time series and some points show low reliability. Please refer to Eurostat (table: lfsa_igar) and related metadata for more information.

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Includes Ă…land.


From June 2020: EU refers to EU27_2020, which is the European Union with a fixed area composition of the current 27 countries.