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Detailed Category Descriptions and Operational Issues10

Class 10: Never worked and long-term unemployed: ‘unemployed’

This class is defined in terms of its exclusion from employment relations. Members of this class seek work but have not been employed either ever or for a considerable period of time, say 6 months or more. If analysts do not wish to implement this class, then the never worked are excluded and the long-term unemployed are re-classified to last main paid job.