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Workers who only work part of the year (for example, those on casual or annualised hours contracts) should be counted at the time they are being paid for if they are not working but are still being paid they should be included. If they are not working and not being paid at the reference point they should be excluded from the statistics.
Employees on different types of leave should be treated in the following way in headcounts:
All those on paid maternity leave should be included.
All those on paid sick leave (being paid either in full or part) should be included.
All those on paid special leave should be included.
Those employees on short-term unpaid leave should be included if they are on leave for a period for less than their pay period they should be included even if they are absent on the reference date. If they are off for a period longer than their pay period then they should be excluded (for example, someone on a career break).
|Unemployed people aged 16-24, by region Quarter 3 1997 to 2006; all calendar quarters from quarter 4 2006 to quarter 4 2008 United Kingdom, not seasonally adjusted|
|North East||North West||Yorkshire and Humberside||East Midlands||West Midlands||Eastern||London|
|South East||South West||Wales||Scotland||Northern Ireland||Total|
|(1 )Sample size too small for reliable estimate.|
(2 )Coefficients of Variation have been calculated for the latest period as an indication of the quality of the estimates, as described below:
Guide to Quality:
The Coefficient of Variation (CV) indicates the quality of an estimate, the smaller the CV value the higher the quality. The true value is likely to lie within +/- twice the CV for example, for an estimate of 200 with a CV of 5 per cent. we would expect the population total to be within the range 180-220.
Key Coefficient of Variation (CV) (%) Statistical robustness
* 0 = CV <5 Estimates are considered precise.
** 5 = CV <10 Estimates are considered reasonably precise.
*** 10 = CV <20 Estimates are considered acceptable.
**** CV = 20 Estimates are considered too unreliable for practical purposes and have not been provided.
It should be noted that the above estimates exclude people in most types of communal establishment (e.g. hotels, boarding houses, hostels, mobile home sites etc).
Labour Force Survey (LFS)
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