The article presents possible application of indirect estimation methods (including the method accounting for spatial correlation) to estimate some characteristics of labor market in the population of people aged 15 and over at the level of NUTS3 in Poland in 2008. This is a more detailed spatial aggregation of data compared with that found in publications of the Central Statistical Office based on Labour Force Survey results. The second aim of the article is to compare the precision measures of the direct estimator with those of the EBLUP estimator (empirical best linear unbiased predictor) and the EBLUPGREG SPATIAL estimator (which takes into account spatial correlation).
small area statistics, spatial autocorrelation, unemployment, Labour Force Survey (LFS)
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