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
 

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Employment rates are defined as a measure of the extent to which available labour resources (people available to work) are being used. They are calculated as the ratio of the employed to the working age population. Employment rates are sensitive to the economic cycle, but in the longer term they are significantly affected by governments' higher education and income support policies and by policies that facilitate employment of women and disadvantaged groups. Employed people are those aged 15 or 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. The working age population refers to people aged 15 to 64. This indicator is seasonally adjusted and it is measured in terms of thousand persons aged 15 and over; and as a percentage of working age population.

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Keywords:  employment, employment rate
 
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