Labour Force Survey (LFS)

Activity prior to unemployment of person, category

Activity prior to unemployment refers to the main activity before looking for work. There is a distinction between those who were working (that is job leavers, job losers and temporary layoffs) and those who were not in the labour force but were keeping house, going to school or involved in some other type of activity.

Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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