Unemployed person (ILO)


Dernière mise à jour le :13/10/2016


In application of the international definition adopted in 1982 by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), an unemployed person is a person of working age (15 or over) who meets three conditions simultaneously :

  • being without employment, meaning having not worked for at least one hour during the reference week ;
  • being available to take up employment within two weeks ;
  • having actively looked for a job in the previous month or having found one starting within the next three months.


An unemployed person (ILO) is not necessarily registered with Pôle Emploi.