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EMPLOYMENT – ILO

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French Equivalent: Emploi – BIT

Definition:
Persons in employment comprise all persons above a specified age who during a specified brief period, either one week or one day, were in the following categories:

- paid employment;
- self employment.

Context:
Persons who during a specified brief period such as one week or one day, (a) performed some work for wage or salary in cash or in kind, (b) had a formal attachment to their job but were temporarily not at work during the reference period, (c) performed some work for profit or family gain in cash or in kind, (d) were with an enterprise such as a business, farm or service but who were temporarily not at work during the reference period for any specific reason. (Current International Recommendations on Labour Statistics, 1988 Edition, ILO, Geneva, page 47).

Source Publication:
International Labour Organization (ILO) Resolutions Concerning Economically Active Population, Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment Adopted by the 13th International Conference of Labour Statisticians, October 1982, para. 9.

Cross References:
Employment – Eurostat
Employment (establishment surveys)

Hyperlink:
http://www.ilo.org/public/english/bureau/stat/res/index.htm

Version Indicator: ILO

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics - Labour force statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, March 15, 2002