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Economically active population
Description Comprises all persons of either sex who furnish the supply of labour for the production of economic goods and services (employed and unemployed, including those seeking work for the first time), asdefined by the System of National Accounts (SNA), during a specified time reference period. According to SNA, the production of economic goods and services includes all production and processing of all primary products and other goods, whether for the market, for barter or for own consumption, the production of all other services for the market and, in the case of households that produce such services for the market, the corresponding production for own consumption. Production of economic goods and services includes own-account construction. Persons serving in the armed forces are also included. (United Nations, 1998a, United Nations and others, 1994)
Source United Nations, Commission of the European Communities, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development and World Bank (United Nations and others, 1994). System of National Accounts 1993 (SNA 1993) (United Nations publication Sales No. E.94.XVII.4).
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