Labor Force and Employment
Labor force data are culled from the Integrated Survey of Households (ISH) conducted quarterly by the National Statistics Office.
In the labor force or economically active population refers to population 15 years old and over who are either employed or unemployed.
Employed persons include all those who, during the reference week, are either at work or with a job but not at work. A person is at work if he does any work for pay or profit, or work without pay on the farm or business enterprise operated by a member of the same household related by blood, marriage or adoption. On the other hand, a person is considered with a job but not at work if he has a job or business but not at work because of temporary illness, vacation, strike or other reasons; or if he is supposed to start the operation of a farm or business enterprise within 30 days from the date of interview.
Unemployed persons include all those who, during the reference week, are reported wanting or looking for work. Also included are persons wanting full- or part-time work but not looking for work because of temporary illness, bad weather, or other valid reasons.
Statistics on employment in the local government are generated from the Quarterly Survey of Local Government.