Not in the labour force

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Concept

Name
Not in the labour force
Label
Not in the labour force
Description

Any person in the working-age population who is neither employed nor unemployed. For example, this residual category includes people who

  • are retired

  • have personal or family responsibilities such as unpaid housework and childcare

  • attend educational institutions

  • are permanently unable to work due to physical or mental disabilities

  • were temporarily unavailable for work in the survey reference week

  • are not actively seeking work.