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Dataset | 16 October 2015

Employed HRST by category, age and NACE Rev. 2 activity (from 2008 onwards)

Data on persons employed by category, age and NACE Rev. 2 activity (e.g. Agriculture, forestry and fishing; mining and quarryinge, etc.) expressed in number of persons (thousands) and percentage of total employment.

The Human Resources in Science and Technology (HRST) datasets provide data on stocks and flows (where flows in turn are divided into job-to-job mobility and education inflows). Stocks and flows are the main statistics for HRST. Their methodologies interlink and are therefore presented together in one single metadata-file. This metadata-file is duplicated in the structure of Eurostat's online database, while statistics for stocks and flows are found in separate folders. Several breakdowns are available for stocks and flows indicators: sex, age, region, sector of economic activity, occupation, educational attainment, fields of education, although not all combinations are possible.

The data on stocks and job-to-job mobility are obtained from the European Union Labour Force Survey (EU LFS). The National Statistical Institutes are responsible for conducting the surveys and forwarding the results to Eurostat.

The EU-LFS is a rotating random sample survey of persons in private households. The sampling units are dwellings, households or individuals depending on the sampling frame. Different schemes are used to sample the units, ranging from the simple random sampling method to complex stratified multi-stage sampling methods of clusters. Most countries use a variant of the two-stage stratified random sampling of household units. The sample size amounts approximately to 1800 thousands of individuals each quarter. The quarterly sampling rates vary between 0.2% and 3.6% in each country. Data are acquired by interviewing the sampled individuals directly. Four modes of data collection exist for the EU-LFS: personal visits, telephone interviews, web interviews and self-administered questionnaires.

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