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Related classifications and standards

New Zealand

The labour force status standard and the status in employment standard share the definition of employed.

The statistical standard for age defines the concept of age which is used in determining the working age population of people 15 years and over (subject to specific survey requirements).

Classification and related statistical standards:

International

The standard for labour force status is based upon the recommendations of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the definitions of employment, unemployment and not in the labour force as set down at the 13th International Conference of Labour Statisticians 1982.

The ABS standard for labour force status is also based on the recommendations of the ILO and there is considerable similarity between it and the Statistics New Zealand standard.

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