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Quarterly Labour Force Statistics, employment

Quarterly Labour Force Statistics (QLFS) are a register-based calculation of averages for the primary labour market status of persons in employment broken down by quarters.

Introduction

The Quarterly Labour Force Statistics (QLFS) are annual individual-based calculations of averages for the primary labour market status of persons in employment based on register data from the Labour Market Accounts (LMA). The statistics contain a vast number of variables, which are related to the person (e.g. age, sex and education) and to the establishment (e.g. industry, sector and municipality of the workplace establishment). 

QLFS contains the same background information on persons in employment and establishments as the register-based labour force statistics, which dates back to 1980. The register-based labour force statistics takes stock at the end of November, whereas QLFS is a calculation of averages for each quarter. Just like the register-based labour force statistics, the QLFS is well suited for analysis of the population’s labour market status and allows us to shed light on the labour market status across the year rather than at a particular time of the year.

Documentation

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Get an overview of the purpose, content and quality of the statistics. Here you can find information on the sources that the statistics are derived from, what the statistics contains and how often it is published.

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