ILO Unemployment. A measure of unemployment. The ONS carry out the Labour Force Survey. A survey of 60,000 working age people are interviewed four times per year by phone. A person is defined as unemployed if they have been looking for work in the last four weeks and if they are ready to work within the next two weeks.
Benefits of the ILO Measure
- Allows international comparison.
- More inclusive than the Claimant Count, includes 16 year olds.
Costs of the ILO Measure
- Time consuming and costly.
- Sample may be too small and not representative of the average person.
- People could lie.