Index of the number of persons employed in industry enterprises


  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Measurement unit(s)

  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
  10. Accessibility and clarity
  11. Methodological documentation

  12. Quality management
  13. Relevance
  14. Accuracy and reliability
  15. Timeliness and punctuality
  16. Coherence and comparability
  17. Coherence
  18. Response burden

  19. Data revision

  20. Statistical processing
  21. Comments and other information

1 Contact
1.1 Contact organisation

Statistics Lithuania

1.2 Contact organisation unit

Short Term Business Statistics Division

1.3 Contact name

Tatjana Kučeiko

1.4 Contact person function

Chief specialist

1.5 Contact mail address

29 Gedimino Ave., LT-01500 Vilnius, Lithuania

1.6 Contact email address

1.7 Contact phone number

(+370 5) 236 4643

1.8 Contact fax number

(+370 5) 236 4749

2 Metadata update
2.1 Metadata last certified



2.2 Metadata last posted 2020-11-30
2.3 Metadata last update 2020-11-27
3 Statistical presentation

Description of statistical information (main characteristics, purpose)

The purpose of the indicator is to show the development and changes in employment in industrial enterprises.


Classifications(s), classification system

National version (EVRK Rev. 2) of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev.2)

3.3 Sector coverage

Non-financial enterprises listed in Sections B, C, D and division 36 of section E of EVRK Rev. 2.  

3.4 Statistical concepts and definitions

Persons employed are employees working under employment contracts (including seasonal) who are paid by the enterprise; unpaid working proprietors and family workers; part-time employees; temporarily non-working employees (on maternity leave, parental leave until the child is three years old, sick leave, holidays, on strike). Persons doing compulsory military service are not included.

Index of persons employed represents changes in the number of persons employed over a certain period of time.

3.5 Statistical unit

Kind of activity unit.

3.6 Statistical population

The statistical survey population includes the enterprises of all sizes and types with the main economic activity defined in Sections B, C, D and division 36 of section E of EVRK Rev. 2.

3.7 Reference area


3.8 Time coverage

Since I quarter 1998

3.9 Base period



Measurement unit(s)


5 Reference period


6 Institutional mandate
6.1 Legal acts and other agreements

Council Regulation (EC) No 1165/98 of May 1998 concerning short-term statistics, as last amended by Commission  Regulation (EC) No 461/2012 of 31 May 2012.


Data sharing and exchange

7 Confidentiality

Confidentiality policy

In the process of statistical data collection, processing and analysis and dissemination of statistical information, Statistics Lithuania fully guarantees the confidentiality of the data submitted by respondents (households, enterprises, institutions, organisations and other statistical units), as defined in the Confidentiality Policy Guidelines of Statistics Lithuania.

7.2 Confidentiality - data treatment

Description of Statistical Disclosure Control Methods, approved by Order No DĮ-124 of 27 May 2008 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.

Integrated Statistical Information System Data Security Regulations and Rules for the Secure Management of Electronic Information in the Integrated Statistical Information System, approved by Order No DĮ-240 of 16 September 2020 of the Director General of Statistics Lithuania.

8 Release policy
8.1 Release calendar

 Statistical information is published on the Official Statistics Portal according to the Official Statistics Calendar


Link to the release calendar

Official Statistics Calendar


Release procedure

Statistical information is published following the Official Statistics Dissemination Policy Guidelines and Statistical Information Preparation and Dissemination Rules (only in Lithuanian).

9 Frequency of dissemination


10 Accessibility and clarity
10.1 News release





Database of Indicators (Business statistics -> Industry -> Labour input indicators in industrial enterprises -> Indices of number of persons employed in industry enterprises (2015 –100).


Access to micro data

Microdata are available and provided for scientific purposes according to the provisions set in the Description of Procedures for the Provision of Confidential Statistical Data for Scientific Purposes. More information is available on the Official Statistics Portal, at Data for scientific purposes.

Public data files: users are also provided with opportunity to access public files with statistical data on observation units. More information is available on the Official Statistics Portal, at Public data files.

10.5 Other

Eurostat’s database


Methodological documentation


12 Quality management
12.1 Quality assurance

The quality of statistical information and its production process is ensured by the provisions of the European Statistics Code of Practice and ESS Quality Assurance Framework

In 2007, a quality management system, conforming to the requirements of the international quality management system standard ISO 9001, was introduced at Statistics Lithuania. The main trends in activity of Statistics Lithuania aimed at quality management and continuous development in the institution are established in the Quality Policy. Monitoring of the quality indicators of statistical processes and their results and self-evaluation of statistical survey managers is regularly carried out in order to identify the areas which need improvement and to promptly eliminate the shortcomings.

12.2 Quality assessment

The coefficient of variation (relative standard error), used as the main measure of the accuracy of estimate, does not exceed 3 per cent. Before results are presented to users, additional statistical data quality control at the macrodata level is performed. Statistical survey data are compared with those from the previous period and the corresponding period of the previous year.

The collection and compilation of statistical information was not affected by COVID-19.

13 Relevance
13.1 User needs

The main users of statistical information are State and municipal authorities and agencies, Eurostat, international organisations, the media, research and business community, students, whose needs are satisfied without a breach of the confidentiality principle.

13.2 User satisfaction

From 2005, user opinion surveys have been conducted on a regular basis. Official Statistics Portal traffic is monitored, website visitor opinion polls, general opinion poll on the products and services of Statistics Lithuania, target user group opinion polls and other surveys are conducted. In 2007, the compilation of a user satisfaction index was launched. The said surveys are aimed at the assessment of the overall demand for and necessity of statistical information in general and specific statistical indicators in particular.

More information on user surveys and their results is available in section User surveys on the Statistics Lithuania website.


Completeness of statistical information

The indicator is published at the Sections B, C, D and division 36 of section E of EVRK Rev. 2 and Main industrial groupings. The contents of the indicator comply with the EU requirements.


Data completeness - rate

In accordance with the Official Statistics Programme Part I, 100 per cent of information is published.

14 Accuracy and reliability
14.1 Overall accuracy

Administrative data source – data of the State Social Insurance Fund Board (Sodra).

The collection and compilation of statistical information was not affected by COVID-19.

2020 yr. quaters

Sampling error

Coefficient of variation, %

Persons employed







Non-sampling error


Non-response error

Unit non-response rate

Item non-response rate

15 Timeliness and punctuality


Statistical information is published on the 60th day after the end of the reference quarter.



Statistical information is published in accordance with an Official Statistics Calendar. In case of delay, users are notified in advance by indicating the reason and a new date of publication.


Percentage of statistical information released on time

100 per cent

16 Coherence and comparability

Geographical comparability

Statistical information is comparable among the EU countries.


Comparability over time

Full comparability is ensured.


Length of comparable time series

Since I quarter 1998.

17 Coherence

Cross-domain coherence

The data are comparable with structural business, labour statistics.


Internal coherence


Response burden

Administrative data are used.


Data revision


Revision policy

The revision policy of Statistics Lithuania is provided in the document General Principles behind the Performance, Analysis and Announcement of Revisions of Statistical Indicators.


Revision practice

The results published are final and will not be revised later.


Average of the change obtained during the revision

20 Statistical processing

Statistical data source

Administrative data source – data of the State Social Insurance Fund Board (Sodra).


Periodicity of statistical data collection



Statistical data collection

To calculate the indicator, data are taken from the Sodra database.


Statistical data validation

In order to ensure data quality, verification procedures are followed:  the completeness of the primary dataset is checked, labour input indicators (the number of hours worked, persons employed, wages and salaries) are compared at the unit level; the average values of labour input indicators are calculated. The results are compared to the previous period and to the corresponding period of the previous year.  

20.5 Data compilation

The indicator is calculated based on the data on enterprises sampled for the statistical survey. The estimates are computed using stratified random sampling formulae. Quarterly data on persons employed in compared with the quarterly average of 2015. Production of statistical information process is described in Statistical survey on activity of industrial enterprises methodology (only in Lithuanian).

20.6 Adjustment


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