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Invisible underemployment refers to individuals who are working in jobs where their skills are not adequately utilised.

By its very nature Invisible underemployment is difficult to measure. [OECD Employment Outlook, July 1995, page 45]

In the Resolution Concerning the measurement of underemployment and inadequate employment situations adopted by the 16th International Conference of Labour Statisticians in October 1998 recommendations concerning the measurement of underemployment are limited to time-related underemployment.

Source Publication:
International Labour Organisation (ILO) Resolution Concerning statistics of economically active population, employment, unemployment and underemployment, adopted by the 13th International Conference of Labour Statisticians (October 1982).

Cross References:
Time related underemployment
Visible underemployment

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Thursday, May 2, 2002

Last updated on Thursday, May 2, 2002