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Theme Human Development
Code HD-Y-1.2
Sub-theme Youth
Name Labour force participation - Youth (m/f)
Definition Expresses the share of youth employed plus unemployed in comparison to the working age youth population. 100 percent - indicates all young people participating in the labour force
Calculation/Formula "Number of youth aged 15-24 years engaged in the labour force / Total youth working age population x 100 [calculate total, male and female]"
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) 15-24 years
Assumptions That information is correctly reported in a census or survey
Limitations Labour force status may not be correctly classified during data collection as well as data coding, definitions may vary from census to census
Intended Direction of change Increase
Purpose/Rationale Provides information on labour market activities and therefore peoples livelihoods
Preferred Data Sources Census
Alternative_Data Sources Household surveys, labour force surveys, HIES supplementary module, formal sector employment data from national provident funds
Census - HIES - DHS tag Census / HIES
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
Other agencies countries_ must report to: ILO and UNICEF on youth employment/unemployment
SPC Responsibility - Data Management SDP
Comments / Regional Trend Analysis Standard definition of labour force and economic activities not applied from census to census or survey to census, etc
Means of Verification (outside NSO system) Labour and Employment Departments and Youth Departments
SPC Programme HDP
Numerator Number of youth aged 15-24 years engaged in the labour force
Denominator Total youth working age population
Factor x 100
Unit %