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Name
Not in the labour force
Description

Not in the labour force means any person of working age (15 years and over) who was neither employed nor unemployed. This category is made up of people who were not actively seeking work, or not available for work. Examples are 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.