Glossary

Persons who do not have work. The official definition, for unemployment insurance purposes, describes the unemployed as those persons who during the reference week: (a) were without work, had actively looked for work in the past four weeks (ending with reference week), and were available for work: (b) had not actively looked for work in the past four weeks but had been on layoff for twenty-six weeks or less and were available for work: (c) had not actively looked for work in the past four weeks but had a new job to start in four weeks or less from reference week, and were available for work.