Paid employment

Labour force

  • Employed: paid job for at least 12 hours a week.
  • Unemployed: wants to work for at least 12 hours a week, is available and undertakes activities to find work for at least 12 hours a week.

Non-labour force

  • Wants to work for at least 12 hours a week, but has not actively looked for work in the last four weeks, and/or is not available to start work in the short term.
  • Cannot work.
  • Does not want to work, or wants to work for less than 12 hours a week.
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