Concepts and Definitions

Employment Level refers to the number of persons in employment, comprising employees and the self-employed.

Employment Change is the change in the number of persons who are in employment, derived by taking the difference in the employment level (i.e. number of employed persons) at the end of the reference period compared with the end of the preceding period. A positive change refers to the additional number of persons who are in employment, while a negative change refers to the decline in number of persons in employment.