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Table 2 Transition probabilities (full period, 1998 – 2008)

From: Transitions in labour market status in EU labour markets

   Labour market status year t
    Central Eastern Nordics Continental Mediterranean
Labour market status Year t-1 1998-2008 E U NA E U NA E U NA E U NA
E 93.980 3.134 3.486 91.210 2.717 6.229 93.082 3.496 3.601 94.969 2.688 2.450
U 28.325 61.117 14.506 38.242 45.929 18.384 32.215 55.515 18.434 28.215 67.464 5.161
NA 7.250 3.876 86.198 16.175 5.120 79.102 8.831 3.548 88.012 4.574 3.562 92.192
1998-2003 E U NA E U NA E U NA E U NA
E 92.505 4.373 4.291 91.252 2.883 5.981 92.775 3.921 3.100 94.910 2.386 2.786
U 28.151 57.547 15.788 33.852 49.789 19.009 30.334 60.619 9.512 31.676 63.235 5.750
NA 8.851 4.949 87.711 16.892 5.032 78.893 9.058 3.608 88.898 5.623 3.270 91.282
2004-2008 E U NA E U NA E U NA E U NA
E 94.261 2.723 2.985 91.267 2.595 6.227 93.217 2.936 3.844 94.987 2.771 2.290
U 28.371 61.654 13.742 39.739 43.673 18.343 33.140 44.936 21.960 26.487 68.914 4.925
NA 6.545 3.455 86.181 16.028 4.991 79.104 9.430 3.651 86.877 3.805 3.657 92.601
  1. Note: E = employed; U = unemployed; NA = inactive so that EE = remains in employment between one year and the next; UU = remains in unemployment, NANA = remains in inactivity. Observations are weighted according to the labour force share (15–64) in each country over the aggregate. Elements showing a probability of remaining in the same labour market state (employment, unemployment and inactivity) are in bold.
  2. Sources: LFS microdata, authors’ computations.