15. For those not having a job or business for profit, ask: Did you look for a job or try to organize your own business (for persons aged 15-65)
 1 Yes
 2 No
[If yes to question 15]
a) If you found a job, could you start working in the next 2 weeks?
 1 Yes
 2 No
b) Are you registered with the employment agency as unemployed?
 1 Yes
 2 No
[If no to question 15] Why not?
 1 Have got a job and will start working in the next 2 weeks
 2 Have organized own business and will start activity in the near future
 3 Discouraged about finding a job
 4 Have no necessity or wish to work
 5 Run the house
 6 Other reason
Question 15. For those not having job or gainful business specify: did you look for a job or try to organize your own business
(for persons aged 15-65)
The question is to be completed for persons aged 15-65 years (including pupils, students, and pensioners) who did not have work or any gainful business, i.e. who answered in negative to question 12 of the enumeration questionnaire.
At the same time, for persons actively looking for work or trying to organize own business, "yes" should be marked.
Specific kinds of job search include: registration with a state or commercial employment service, visiting enterprises, institutions, and organizations, consulting private employers, placing job postings and answering vacancy advertisements, recourse to friends, acquaintances, relatives; efforts to organize own business (registration of own enterprise or acquisition of patent, search for premises, land, resources, equipment, etc.).
In addition, to persons taking steps for seeking work the availability for work should be indicated.
a) if you have found a job, could you start working in the nearest 2 weeks?
"Yes" is to be marked for persons available for work during the nearest two weeks.
For persons not available for work during the two nearest weeks "no" is to be marked.
b) are you registered with the employment agency as unemployed?
The code corresponding to one of responses listed is to be marked.
For persons aged 15-65 years who are not looking for work or gainful business "no" is to be marked and, in addition, reasons are to be indicated (the code corresponding to one of responses listed is to be labeled).
"Have got a job and will start working in the nearest 2 weeks" is to be marked for those who have already found a job by 16 February 1999 and are to start it (or have already started) within the nearest two weeks following the reference week.
"Have organized own business and will start activity in the nearest future" is to be marked for persons who have completed all preparatory work for organizing own business, but have not started it yet in the reference week (have not opened a store, have not got any orders, etc.).
"Discouraged to find a job" is to be marked for persons who have stopped looking for work having used all possibilities to get it.
"Have no necessity or wish to work" may be marked for those having sufficient income from pension, shares, etc., or for those living at expense of the other household member sufficiently keeping the family.
"Keep the house" is to be marked for persons having neither work nor gainful business, but performing domestic duties for own family without payment (for example, cooking, cleaning up, laundering, care for children and other family members, etc.).
"Other reason" is to be marked for persons not looking for work by some other reason than those listed. This category may include persons having applied for a job and waiting for a reply, having participated in the contest for post and waiting for a result, those not able to work (because of age, disability, illness, etc.), those having received calling-up papers, those who are going to leave for a new place of permanent residence in the other city, country, etc.