Concepts and sources

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Labour Statistics: Concepts, Sources and Methods
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This section discusses the fundamental underlying statistical concepts, and classifications, that are important to measuring and understanding the labour market. This includes:

  • Institutional units and the economically active population
  • The labour force framework
  • Employment
  • Employment arrangements
  • Jobs
  • Hours of work
  • Unemployment
  • Underutilised labour
  • Not in the labour force
  • Job vacancies
  • Earnings
  • Workplace relations
  • Labour productivity
  • Occupational injuries and diseases
  • Classifications used in labour statistics
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