Terms A-Z

This glossary contains definitions of the terms from the topic areas Education, Science, Research and Innovation, and is regularly updated. The glossary terms are alphabetically ordered.


Unemployed people are jobseekers who are temporarily out of employment or employed for less than 15 hours per week, are looking for employment of at least 15 hours per week that is subject to insurance, and submit to the efforts of the employment office or the local authority to find them work – i.e. are able and willing to work.