Unused labour force

The unused labour force includes all people shortly available for the labour market and all people who have recently been looking for employment. The unused labour force covers unemployed, people looking for work, but not immediately available and people who are available, but not actively looking. Unlike unemployed people, these last two groups are not included in the labour force. The unused labour force, contrary to unemployment, is therefore not expressed as a percentage of the labour force, but as a percentage of the 15 to 75-year-old population.