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Table Hours of work per week in non-agricultural activities
Technical note Statistics of hours of work usually show the average number of hours of work per week, or in some cases per day or month. Unless otherwise stated, the series cover employees of both sexes, without distinction as to age. Data by sex are published whenever possible. The series on hours of work are usually derived from data taken from establishment payrolls. They show the number of hours actually worked or paid for. The number of hours actually worked is generally taken to be the number of hours spent at the place of work, and includes normal periods of work and overtime. Hours paid for also include hours paid for but not worked, such as paid annual vacation, paid public holidays, paid sick leave and other paid leave. The definition of hours actually worked as stated in the resolution adopted by the Tenth International Conference of Labour Statisticians (Geneva, 1962) is given in the publication: Current international recommendations on labour statistics (Geneva, ILO, 1988). Data are taken from Table B5 (non-agricultural activities) of the ILO and refer to: Mining and quarrying; manufacturing; electricity, gas and water; construction; wholesale and retail trade, restaurants and hotels; transport, storage and communication; financing, insurance, real estate and business services; community, social and personal services; activities not adequately defined.
Data source International Labour Office(ILO), Geneva, Department of Statistics Database.
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