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.

Unemployment rate

The number of unemployed people is calculated in relation to the number of civilians in dependent employment or, since January 2009, in relation to the total civilian labour force. The unemployment rate is often referred to as the "national unemployment rate", as opposed to the ILO unemployment rate, which is mainly used for the purpose of international comparison.