Employment

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DOI: 
10.1787/a452d2eb-en
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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 rate

    Employment rates are 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 rate by age group

    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.
  • Employment by education level

    This indicator shows the employment rates of people according to their education levels: below upper secondary, upper secondary non-tertiary, or tertiary.
  • Employment by activity

    Employment by industry is broken down by agriculture, construction, industry including construction, manufacturing and services activities.
  • Part-time employment rate

    Part-time employment is defined as people in employment (whether employees or self-employed) who usually work less than 30 hours per week in their main job.
  • Self-employment rate

    Self-employment is defined as the employment of employers, workers who work for themselves, members of producers' co-operatives, and unpaid family workers.
  • Temporary employment

    Temporary employment includes wage and salary workers whose job has a pre-determined termination date.
  • Labour force

    The labour force, or currently active population, comprises all persons who fulfil the requirements for inclusion among the employed (civilian employment plus the armed forces) or the unemployed.
  • Labour force forecast

    Labour force forecast refers to projected values of labour force.
  • Labour force participation rate

    The labour force participation rates is calculated as the labour force divided by the total working-age population.
  • Hours worked

    Average annual hours worked is defined as the total number of hours actually worked per year divided by the average number of people in employment per year.
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