What people do when they get laid-off

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I. INTRODUCTION
Unemployment really is one of the economic and social problems. However, stressing of this problem usually leaves people with an impression that it is the most urgent in Lithuania. One could read in an article in one newspaper that this problem is not that urgent as our politicians present it. (According to the Statistics Department as of II quarter 2004, there were 183.4 thousand of unemployed. The unemployment rate decreased to 11.3%. In 2003 the unemployment rate reached 12.7%. In 2003, as compared with 2002, the number of unemployed decreased by more than 20 thousand or by 9%.)
The aim – to research how extensive unemployment rate by age groups, sex and education is in Lithuania, also problems in finding employment in Lithuania (particularly for women).
II. METHODS: UNSTRUCTURED INTERVIEW AND OFFICIAL STATISTICS
Unstructured interview – random sample consists of about 1000 respondents (“Lithuanian Labour Exchange” participants) who were asked several of questions pertaining to:
What they did when they were out of a job: did they look for work;
If not, did they want to work;
If so, why did they not look even though they wanted to work?
And the main problems in finding job;
Official statistics – were used to research how extensive unemployment rate by age groups, sex and education is in Lithuania (the Tables were took from http://www.std.lt/, "Labor Force- Employment and Unemployment in 1996," Publication No 3170, Vilnius, 1997)


Table 1. Unemployment rate by age groups and sex
(average annual; per cent)

Age groups 2003
Total 12,4% Males 12,7% Females 12,2%
15–19 45,2 15–19 39,9 15–19 53,4
20–24 21,8 20–24 19,7 20–24 24,5
25–29 12,1 25–29 15,3 25–29 8,6
30–34 10,5 30–34 10,8 30–34 10,2
35–39 10,4 35–39 11,3 35–39 9,4
40–44 11,4 40–44 11,5 40–44 11,3
45–49 10,5 45–49 10,0 45–49 11,0
50–54 12,4 50–54 11,7...