Refers to all civilians 16 years old and older who were neither "at work" nor "with a job but not at work" during the reference week (the full calendar week preceding the date the census questionnaire was completed). It also includes those who had looked for work during this week or the three previous weeks and were available for work. Also included are those who did not work at all during the reference week, but were on temporary layoff from a job, had been informed that they would be recalled to work within the next six months or had been given a date to return to work.

Last updated Sep 27, 2011