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The unemployed are classified into two that is the actively unemployed and inactively unemployed. The actively unemployed include all persons who did not work during the reference week but were available for work and actively looking for work during the reference week. Inactively unemployed persons include the following categories:
(a) persons who did not look for work because they believed no work was available or that they were not qualified;
(b) persons who would have looked for work if they had not been temporarily ill or had it not been for bad weather;
(c) persons who were waiting for result of job applications; and
(d) persons who had looked for work prior to the reference week.

Source : Social Indicators
Source Detail : Labour Force Survey Report
unit value index

The Procedure used to derive Unit Value Index is as follows:

  1. Compute unit values for each selected SITC commodity item;
  2. Compute unit values relatives;
  3. Compute value weights;
  4. Multiply each relative by the corresponding weight;
  5. Total the production; 
  6. Divide these totals by the sum of the weights. 

Source : External Sector
Source Detail : External Trade Indices
united nations environment programme (unep)
United Nations Environment Programme, international organization established in 1972 to catalyse and coordinate activities to increase scientific understanding of environmental change and develop environment management tools. 
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
unpaid family workers

This is defined as all persons (full-time or part-time) of the household of any of the owners’ of the establishment who perform a specified job and work for a minimum of one third of the normal working hours of the establishment, but do not receive regular payment either in cash or in kind for the work done. Such workers generally receive food, shelter and other support as part of the household of the owner but these provisions would continue whether they work or not in the establishment.

Source : General
Source Detail : Economic Census
urban area

Gazetted areas with their adjoining built-up areas which had a combined population of 10,000 or more. Built-up areas were defined as more. Built-up areas were defined as areas contiguous to a gazetted area and had at least 60 per cent of their population (aged 15 years and over) engaged in non-agricultural activities.

Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Environment Statistics
urban forest

Planting,  protecting  and  managing  trees  in  public  areas  such  as recreational parks,  playgrounds and open spaces includes the route along the highway.

Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Environment Statistics