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LOOKJOB
Period seeking work

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Description

LOOKJOB indicates the continuous period of time that an unemployed person has been seeking work.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
France
India
Indonesia
Italy
Pakistan
Poland
Turkey
Uruguay

Comparability — General

The categorizations are driven by the coding structure in the French samples -- most other samples are not intervalled.

Some additional samples have data on this topic that could not be integrated into this variable. For instance, Trinidad and Tobago 2000 and 2010 have data about the last time when respondents last looked for work, but that does not indicate a continuous period of active job search. See the unharmonized source variables for more information.

The question universes are similar with slight differences in minimum age. The exception is for the Indonesian samples, which include the working population if they also had been seeking work during the week prior to the census.

Comparability — France [top]

The universe includes active unemployed persons for all samples, but the age universe changes slightly across samples. The 1962, 1968, and 1975 samples specify that the persons in universe worked in the past.

The samples are categorized differently, but are consistent at the first digit. Earlier samples provide more detail about number of months seeking a job.

Comparability — India [top]

The 2009 data is not entirely compatible with the harmonized structure: persons seeking work for 3-7 months were coded to 3-12 months; persons seeking work for 7-12 months were coded to 6 to 12 months.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

The unharmonzied source data reports the precise uncategorized number of months.

Comparability — Italy [top]

The source variable reports the specific (i.e., not categorized) number of months seeking work.

Comparability — Pakistan [top]

This variable is only available for the 1973 sample. The unharmonized source variable reports the precise uncategorized number of months.

Comparability — Poland [top]

The 2002 source data report the exact duration of seeking employment, expressed in number of months, not categorized.

Comparability — Turkey [top]

The 2000 sample contains a similar question on the time when the person last attempted to seek work, the data for which can be found in the unharmonized source variables. Data are reported in intervals.

Comparability — Uruguay [top]

The original data were reported in weeks and top-coded at 99 weeks. However, when the respondent reported the duration in months, this was converted to weeks by the enumerator by dividing by four. Weeks have been roughly converted to months, and the top-code for the integrated variable is "more than 1 year". The variable specifies uninterrupted duration of job seeking.

Universe

  • France 1962: Unemployed persons age 14+ who worked in the past
  • France 1968: Unemployed persons age 14+ who worked in the past
  • France 1975: Unemployed persons age 16+ who worked in the past
  • France 1990: Unemployed persons age 14+
  • France 1999: Unemployed persons age 15+
  • France 2006: Unemployed persons age 14+
  • France 2011: Unemployed persons age 14+
  • India 2009: Persons age 5+ who were seeking work in the past year
  • Indonesia 1976: Persons age 10+ who looked for work in the past week
  • Indonesia 1985: Persons age 10+ who looked for work in the past week
  • Italy 2011Q1: Persons age 15+ looking for work
  • Italy 2012Q1: Persons age 15+ looking for work
  • Italy 2013Q1: Persons age 15+ looking for work
  • Italy 2014Q1: Persons age 15+ looking for work
  • Italy 2015Q1: Persons age 15+ looking for work
  • Italy 2016Q1: Persons age 15+ looking for work
  • Italy 2017Q1: Persons age 15+ looking for work
  • Italy 2018Q1: Persons age 15+ looking for work
  • Pakistan 1973: Unemployed persons age 10+
  • Poland 2002: Persons age 15+ who are looking for a job or waiting to start a job
  • Spain 2005Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2005Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2005Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2005Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2006Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2006Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2006Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2006Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2007Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2007Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2007Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2007Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2008Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2008Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2008Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2008Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2009Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2009Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2009Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2009Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2010Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2010Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2010Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2010Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2011Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2011Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2011Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2011Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2012Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2012Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2012Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2012Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2013Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2013Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2013Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2013Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2014Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2014Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2014Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2014Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2015Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2015Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2015Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2015Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2016Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2016Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2016Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2016Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2017Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2017Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2017Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2017Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2018Q1: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2018Q2: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2018Q3: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Spain 2018Q4: Persons age 16+ seeking work in the past month
  • Turkey 1985: Unemployed persons age 12+
  • Uruguay 2006: Unemployed persons age 14+

Availability

  • France: 1962, 1968, 1975, 1990, 1999, 2006, 2011
  • India: 2009
  • Indonesia: 1976, 1985
  • Italy: 2011Q1, 2012Q1, 2013Q1, 2014Q1, 2015Q1, 2016Q1, 2017Q1, 2018Q1
  • Pakistan: 1973
  • Poland: 2002
  • Spain: 2005Q1, 2005Q2, 2005Q3, 2005Q4, 2006Q1, 2006Q2, 2006Q3, 2006Q4, 2007Q1, 2007Q2, 2007Q3, 2007Q4, 2008Q1, 2008Q2, 2008Q3, 2008Q4, 2009Q1, 2009Q2, 2009Q3, 2009Q4, 2010Q1, 2010Q2, 2010Q3, 2010Q4, 2011Q1, 2011Q2, 2011Q3, 2011Q4, 2012Q1, 2012Q2, 2012Q3, 2012Q4, 2013Q1, 2013Q2, 2013Q3, 2013Q4, 2014Q1, 2014Q2, 2014Q3, 2014Q4, 2015Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015Q4, 2016Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016Q4, 2017Q1, 2017Q2, 2017Q3, 2017Q4, 2018Q1, 2018Q2, 2018Q3, 2018Q4
  • Turkey: 1985
  • Uruguay: 2006