Year last worked

Mnemonic reference (code): UNEMPHISTPS11

Note: This variable is also shown under the title 'Unemployment History'

Type: Derived variable

Definition: Unemployment history defines the year that a person last worked. People in full-time and part-time employment are not counted in this variable.

Applicability: Person

Classification:

Code

Name

01

Short-term unemployed, Last worked in 2011

02

Short-term unemployed, Last worked in 2010

03

Long-term unemployed, Last worked in 2009

04

Long-term unemployed, Last worked in 2008

05

Long-term unemployed, Last worked in 2007

06

Long-term unemployed, Last worked in 2006

07

Last worked in 2001-2005, Last worked in 2005

08

Last worked in 2001-2005, Last worked in 2004

09

Last worked in 2001-2005, Last worked in 2003

10

Last worked in 2001-2005, Last worked in 2002

11

Last worked in 2001-2005, Last worked in 2001

12

Last worked before 2001

13

Never worked

XX

No code required

Total Number of Categories: 14

Not applicable category (XX) comprises: Schoolchildren and full-time students living away from home during term time, all those under the age of 16 and people in work in the week before census day.

Source variables UNEMPHISTPS11 is derived from:

ACTLW (Derived variable)

AGE (Derived variable)

AVAILWORK (Primary variable)

DOB (Primary variable)

EVERWORK (Primary variable)

EMPLYGRP (Primary variable)

LASTYRWRKPS11 (Primary variable)

LOOKWORK (Primary variable)

OTHACT (Primary variable)

STUDENT (Primary variable)

TERMIND (Primary variable)

WAITWORK (Primary variable)

Known quality issues:

There are a number of people in the data who have an age at last year worked (LASTYRWRKPS11) of less than 16.  Although not impossible, this seems unlikely in the cases when the age at last year worked is very young.  This data issue was not identified during the edit and imputation process, but was noted later and investigated.  Some of these records are due to the incorrect scanning of the value for last year worked, however other reasons included issues with scanning of the date of birth.  There were other cases where the data was accurately captured but resulted in implausible values.

Analysis of the impact of this error on the data reported on UNEMPHISTPS11 was carried out.  Overall 1% of unemployed people have an age last worked of less than 16 years, and 0.1% of cases have age last worked of less than 13 years.

Tables:

To see which of our published standard, additional and commissioned tables use this variable please use the Table Index.