An individual is "unemployed" with respect to any week during which the individual performs no services and with respect too which no wages are payable to the individual, or with respect to any week during which the individual is substantially unemployed and the wages payable to the individual with respect to this week are less than the weekly benefit amount.
Estimated number of residents who did not work at all during the month but were able, available and looking for work. Includes all jobless persons looking for work, regardless of whether or not they qualify for unemployment insurance benefits. When used in calculating the LAUS Program unemployment rate the count of these individuals is for the week that includes the 12th of the month.
Civilians who had no employment but were available for work and 1) had engaged in any specific job-seeking activity within the past 4 weeks, 2) were waiting to be called back to a job from which they had been laid off, or 3) were waiting to report to a new wage or salary job within 30 days.
"I know, of course, how important it is not to keep a business engagement," remarks one of Wilde's characters, "if one wants to retain any sense of the beauty of life." To be unemployed doesn't just mean "not engaged in a gainful occupation"; it also means, etymologically, "not being used": Keep that in mind. See: QUIT, TRUANT, WORK.
In the CPS, those individuals, 16 years of age or older, who do not have a job but are available for work and actively seeking work during the reference week (the week including the 12th of the month). The only exceptions to these criteria are individuals who are waiting to be recalled from a lay off and individuals waiting to report to a new job within 30 days--these, too, are considered unemployed.
People aged 15 years or over were categorised as unemployed if they: were not working for one hour or more per week for financial gain; or were not working in an unpaid position in a family business; and had been actively seeking full-time or part-time employment in the previous four weeks. Note that this category excludes adults who are students enrolled in secondary and tertiary education, as they are not in the labour force.
youth are considered unemployed when they: are not employed at all; or are in receipt of a notice of imminent lay-off; or must leave their current occupation due to medical reasons; or are working no more than eight hours per week and are being paid low wages (minimum wage or slightly more), and demonstrate that they have been actively seeking increased employment; and are unable to support themselves and/or their family financially with the income from their employment.
Civilians 16 years old and over are classified as unemployed if they (1) were neither "at work" nor "with a job but not at work" during the reference week, (2)were looking for work during the last four weeks, and (3)were available to start a job. Also included as unemployed are civilians 16 years old and over who did not work at all during the reference week, were on temporary layoff from a job, expected to be recalled to work within the next 6 months, or had been given a date to return to work, and were available for work during the reference week. (For more information, see "Employed" and "Labor force." )
CalWORKs generally defines unemployed as having worked less than 100 hours in the previous 4 weeks. In a two parent household, one of the parents can work more than 100 per month so long as the family income after deductions (countable income) is below the income limit for the program.
An unduplicated estimate of area residents who did not earn any wages during the survey week including the 12th of the month, and who were able, available, and actively seeking work during the thirty-day period preceding the survey week.
persons who are not employed during the reference week, and: had actively looked for full-time or part-time work at any time in four weeks up to the end of the reference week were available for work in the reference week were waiting to start a new job within four weeks from the end of the reference week, and could have started in the with reference week if the job had been available then.
All civilians 16 years old and over are classified as unemployed if they (1) were neither "at work" nor "with a job but not at work" during the reference week, and (2) were actively looking for work during the last 4 weeks, and (3) were available to accept a job. Also included as unemployed are civilians who did not work at all during the reference week, were waiting to be called back to a job from which they had been laid off, and were available for work except for temporary illness. (TIA TravelScope)