Employment

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Those in employment are people above a specified age who, during a specified period, were in paid employment or self-employment. People in paid employment during the reference period performed some work for a wage or salary, in cash or in kind, or they may have been temporarily not at work during the reference period, but did have a formal job. Those who were self-employed during the reference period performed some work for profit or family gain, in cash or in kind, in an enterprise such as a business, farm or service undertaking, or they may have been temporarily not at work during the reference period, but did have an enterprise.

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Keywords:  jobs, labour, employment
 

Employment rate by age group You or your institution have access to this content

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The employment rate for a given age group is measured as the number of employed people of a given age as a percentage of the total number of people in that same age group. Employed people are defined as those aged 15 and over who report that they have worked in gainful employment for at least one hour in the previous week or who had a job but were absent from work during the reference week while having a formal job attachment. Employment rates are shown for three age groups: people aged 15 to 24 (those just entering the labour market following education); people aged 25 to 54 (those in their prime working lives); people aged 55 to 64 (those passing the peak of their career and approaching retirement). This indicator is seasonally adjusted and it is measured as a percentage in same age group.

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Keywords:  employment, employment rate by age group, employment rate
 
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