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Concept

Name
Work and labour force status
Description

Work and labour force status classifies a person aged 15 years and over by their inclusion in or exclusion from the labour force. For an employed person, it distinguishes between full-time employment (30 hours or more per week) or part-time employment (fewer than 30 hours per week). A person who was not employed is classified as either ‘unemployed’ or ‘not in the labour force’.

Note that the definitions of ‘employed’, ‘unemployed’, and ‘not in the labour force’ are based on those of the International Labour Organization, as set down at the 13th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, 1982.

See also ‘Employed’, ‘Unemployed’, and ‘Not in the labour force’ in this definitions group.