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This refers to the hours that an employed person typically works in any given week, regardless of whether they are paid for it.

It includes the overtime hours that are regularly put in, even if they are unpaid. For persons who hold multiple jobs, this measure captures the sum of hours worked in all jobs.

As the measure covers one’s typical weekly work schedule, irregular arrangements (e.g. annual leave, public holidays, sick leave, ad-hoc overtime) are not taken into account since they are not recurrent over a long observation period.

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