6287.0 - Labour Force Characteristics of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians, Estimates from the Labour Force Survey, 2011 Quality Declaration 
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Contents >> Concepts, Sources and Methods >> Employment (concept)


In the LFS, employment is defined as working for at least one hour, either

  • for pay or profit, or
  • as unpaid work in a family business; or
  • being absent from work but remaining formally attached to a job.

Persons who participate in labour market programs are counted as employed, unemployed or not in the labour force according to how they respond to questions in the LFS about their actual activity in the week before interview.

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