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TOTAL LABOUR FORCE

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French Equivalent: Population active totale

Definition:
The total labour force, or currently active population, comprises all persons who fulfil the requirements for inclusion among the employed or the unemployed during a specified brief reference period.

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. 8.

Cross References:
Civilian labour force
Employed persons
Not currently active population
Unemployed – ILO

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

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics - Labour force statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Friday, March 14, 2003