registered unemployed

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Unemployed persons in receipt of unemployment-related benefits. This means that they are unemployed in the view of the official agencies responsible for administering benefits. This definition of unemployment is contrasted with that based on labour force surveys, which record the numbers of those who consider themselves to be unemployed. In the UK the registered unemployed figure is usually around 1 percent of the labour force below that produced by labour force surveys.

Subjects: Economics.

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