Persons not in the labour force represent that group of the population who, in the week before the Labour Force Survey interview (i.e. the reference week), are neither employed nor unemployed. Interest in this group centres primarily on their potential to participate in the labour force.
There were 105,900 persons aged 15-69 years not in the labour force at September 2003 in Tasmania. Of these, some 25.0% were marginally attached to the labour force.
Persons with marginal attachment to the labour force comprise those persons who are not in the labour force, who wanted to work, and:
- had actively looked for work (in the four weeks up to the end of the survey reference week) but did not meet the availability criterion to be classified as unemployed; or
- were not actively looking for work but were available to start work within four weeks (from the end of the reference week) or could start work (within four weeks from the end of the reference week) if child care was available.
PERSONS NOT IN THE LABOUR FORCE, Tasmania
Source: Persons Not in the Labour Force, Australia (cat. no. 6220.0).