PUF LFS - the data

Public microdata for LFS have moved

The public microdata (Public Use Files) for EU-SILC have now moved from the project environment to the Eurostat production envirnoment: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/microdata/public-microdata.

Gradually more data will become available (more countries and more years). Access no longer requires registration.

From the original page

For each country the data on 2013 are grouped in five files: four quarters and one annual file (y). A detailed description of the variables is available in the user guide. This user guide aims at general users of the labour force survey, but most information is relevant.

You can download the files in CSV-format zipped per country (each zip file contains the five files). Finland surveyed individual persons and collected household information for a subsample; a specific household (hh) dataset that resembles the yearly data set is available for household analysis.

You can also download all available files by selecting 'all files'.


link to the data
Finland http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/content/puffilfs2013_en
Germany http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/content/pufdelfs2013_en
Hungary http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/content/pufhulfs2013_en
The Netherlands http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/content/pufnllfs2013_en
Slovenia http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/content/pufsilfs2013_en
All files http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/cros/content/pufalllfs2013_en