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The non-employed

The non-employed

In order to improve population coverage, ESeC treats those who are not currently in paid employment by allocating them via their last main paid job. Thus, for most non-employed persons (the unemployed, the retired, those looking after a home, those on government employment or training schemes, the sick and disabled etc), the normal procedure is to classify them according to their last main job. The main exception to this rule is for full-time students who are excluded from ESeC and the never worked/long-term unemployed. Long-term unemployed are those who have been out of work for six months or more. The never worked are those who are seeking work but have never had any paid employment.