Last updated
22 Nov 2021

If a job became available now, could you start it within two weeks?

How do I answer this question?

If you are (or were) available to start a job between Monday 21 March and Sunday 3 April 2022, select ‘Yes’.

If you have been offered a job you can start (or have started) within this period, select ‘Yes’. You should answer based on your own personal circumstances.

If you were not able to start work during this period, select ‘No’.

I am retired. Do I need to answer this question?

If you are retired and have no intention of returning to work, answer ‘No’.

Why is this question asked?

This question collects information on the reasons why people are not in employment. The information helps central and local government to understand the labour market and to inform housing, transport and employment policies.

Who should answer this question?

This question should be answered for everybody aged 16 or over who is not currently in paid work.

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