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[IWS] Eurostat: Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey (2013-2014 Edition) [20 November 2014]

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European Commission

Eurostat

 

Quality report of the European Union Labour Force Survey (2013-2014 Edition) [20 November 2014]

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/product_details/publication?p_product_code=KS-TC-14-010

or

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/cache/ITY_OFFPUB/KS-TC-14-010/EN/KS-TC-14-010-EN.PDF

[full-text, 52 pages]

 

The purpose of this quality report is to provide the users of the European Union Labour Market Statistics with a tool for assessing the quality of these statistics which are based on the European Union Labour Force Survey. It provides a brief description of the survey and a summary of the main quality indicators which are: relevance, accuracy, accessibility and clarity, timeliness and punctuality, comparability, and coherence. The quality report is updated annually.

 

Table of Contents

1 Introduction............................................................................................................................ 4

2 Overview of designs and methods of the EU-LFS in 2013 ................................................... 5

2.1 Coverage ...................................................................................................................... 5

2.2 Legal basis.................................................................................................................... 5

2.3 Compulsory participation .............................................................................................. 5

2.4 Reference week............................................................................................................ 5

2.5 Periodicity of the results ............................................................................................... 6

2.6 Sampling designs ......................................................................................................... 6

2.7 Rotation schemes......................................................................................................... 7

2.8 Calculation of the weighting factors.............................................................................. 7

2.9 Data collection methods ............................................................................................... 8

2.10 Use of subsamples to survey structural variables........................................................ 9

3 Relevance.............................................................................................................................. 9

3.1 The users.................................................................................................................... 10

3.2 Completeness............................................................................................................. 10

4 Accuracy.............................................................................................................................. 12

4.1 Sampling errors .......................................................................................................... 12

4.2 Non-sampling errors ................................................................................................... 14

5 Timeliness and punctuality.................................................................................................. 20

6 Accessibility and clarity ....................................................................................................... 21

7 Comparability ...................................................................................................................... 21

7.1 Comparability over time............................................................................................. 21

7.2 Comparability over space ........................................................................................... 22

8 Coherence........................................................................................................................... 23

8.1 Coherence with population statistics .......................................................................... 23

8.2 Coherence with other employment estimates ............................................................ 25

9 Regional labour market statistics ........................................................................................ 28

9.1 Introduction................................................................................................................. 28

9.2 Sources for NUTS 3 level labour market statistics..................................................... 28

9.3 Current developments ................................................................................................ 29

Annex I: Item non-response compared to the variables defined by the Commission Regulation

(EC) No 377/2008 and clarifications provided by Member States................................................ 30

Annex II: Data presentation and abbreviations............................................................................. 47

Data presentation ................................................................................................................ 47

Geographical aggregates and country codes ..................................................................... 47

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