1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2003
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Fundamental to the measurement of employment and unemployment is the concept of the labour force. The labour force represents the key official measure of the total supply of labour available to the labour market during a given period. It is equivalent to the supply of labour available for the production of economic goods and services. Therefore, persons in the labour force are also referred to as the 'currently economically active population'.
6.2 THE AUSTRALIAN LABOUR FORCE FRAMEWORK(a)
Source: Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods, 2001 (6102.0).