Employment by Activities and Status (ALFS)
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This dataset includes civilian employment and the number of employees, broken down: into employment and employees in broad economic activities(employees in agriculture, industry,services) and employment by professional status(civil employment,unpaid family workers, employees in all activities). Data are defined according to the major divisions of the International Standard Industrial Classification Revision 2 and 3. Data are presented in number of persons, in percentage or as indices with base year 2005=100. Annual data refer to monthly or quarterly averages or to a specific month of each year.

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Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Labour Force Statistics: Employment by Activities and Status, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics. UK Data Service. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/labour/2018-10

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1955-2017

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The “Employment by activities and status (ALFS)” dataset is a subset of the Annual Labour Force Statistics (ALFS) database which contains annual labour force statistics and broad population series for the 34 OECD member countries plus Brazil, Colombia and Russian Federation.

This dataset contains civilian employment and the number of employees, broken down:

- by economic activities (1);by professional status (2):

-employees, employers and own-account workers and unpaid family workers.

Data are presented in number of persons, in percentage or as indices with base year 2005=100. Annual data refer to monthly or quarterly averages or to a specific month of each year.

(1) Economic activities are defined according to the Major divisions of the International standard International Classification (ISIC). Data are presented according to the latest revisions of the ISIC: Revision 2 (1968), Revision 3 (1990) and Revision 4 with the exception of the United States for which data is only available in Revision 2 until 2002 only.

There are years for which data are available in both Revision 2 and 3. This overlap period varies from 10 years for Canadian data to one year for Japan data.

In some cases, the data according to both revisions are updated while only the latest is revised in other cases. This explains why in some cases, the level of employment or the number of employees are different according to the two ISIC revisions. Unless otherwise specified in the country notes data are compiled from the Labour Force Surveys.

(2) The professional status is defined in the International Classification by status in Employment (ICSE-1993). To be considered as an unpaid family worker, the hour-threshold varies from one hour to 18 hours a week.

Note * Chile became a member of the OECD on 7 May 2010, Slovenia on 21 July 2010, Israel on 7 September 2010 and Estonia on 9 December 2010.Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia have been included in this dataset.

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Breaks in the series indicate methodological changes. Information on break in series, reference period is available in the country notes as well as all specific information and departure from target series. Target definitions are available in the subject notes.

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UK Data Service Guide to OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics

Employment by Activities and Status (ALFS)Abstract

This dataset includes civilian employment and the number of employees, broken down: into employment and employees in broad economic activities(employees in agriculture, industry,services) and employment by professional status(civil employment,unpaid family workers, employees in all activities). Data are defined according to the major divisions of the International Standard Industrial Classification Revision 2 and 3. Data are presented in number of persons, in percentage or as indices with base year 2005=100. Annual data refer to monthly or quarterly averages or to a specific month of each year.

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http://ukdataservice.ac.uk/help/get-in-touch.aspxhttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/help/get-in-touch.aspxDirect source

Bibliographic citation:
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: Labour Force Statistics: Employment by Activities and Status, OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics. UK Data Service. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.5257/oecd/labour/2018-10

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Source Periodicity

Yearly

Periodicity

Annual

Reference period

1955-2017

Link to Release calendar

Annually

Statistical population

The “Employment by activities and status (ALFS)” dataset is a subset of the Annual Labour Force Statistics (ALFS) database which contains annual labour force statistics and broad population series for the 34 OECD member countries plus Brazil, Colombia and Russian Federation.

This dataset contains civilian employment and the number of employees, broken down:

- by economic activities (1);by professional status (2):

-employees, employers and own-account workers and unpaid family workers.

Data are presented in number of persons, in percentage or as indices with base year 2005=100. Annual data refer to monthly or quarterly averages or to a specific month of each year.

(1) Economic activities are defined according to the Major divisions of the International standard International Classification (ISIC). Data are presented according to the latest revisions of the ISIC: Revision 2 (1968), Revision 3 (1990) and Revision 4 with the exception of the United States for which data is only available in Revision 2 until 2002 only.

There are years for which data are available in both Revision 2 and 3. This overlap period varies from 10 years for Canadian data to one year for Japan data.

In some cases, the data according to both revisions are updated while only the latest is revised in other cases. This explains why in some cases, the level of employment or the number of employees are different according to the two ISIC revisions. Unless otherwise specified in the country notes data are compiled from the Labour Force Surveys.

(2) The professional status is defined in the International Classification by status in Employment (ICSE-1993). To be considered as an unpaid family worker, the hour-threshold varies from one hour to 18 hours a week.

Note * Chile became a member of the OECD on 7 May 2010, Slovenia on 21 July 2010, Israel on 7 September 2010 and Estonia on 9 December 2010.Chile, Estonia, Israel and Slovenia have been included in this dataset.

Geographic coverage

Cross-national; National
OECD countries

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Recommended uses and limitations

UK Data Service Guide to OECD Employment and Labour Market Statistics

OECD Employment and Labour Market Statisticshttp://ukdataservice.ac.uk/use-data/guides/dataset/labour-statistics.aspx
Quality comments

Breaks in the series indicate methodological changes. Information on break in series, reference period is available in the country notes as well as all specific information and departure from target series. Target definitions are available in the subject notes.

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