Working-age Population*
Those between 15 and 64, inclusive, years old.
Labour Force Status*
Refers to whether a person was employed, unemployed or not in the labour force during the reference period. The labour force consists of persons who contribute or are available to contribute to the production of goods and services falling within the System of National Accounts production boundary.
Employed*
This category includes persons who, during the reference period:
⇒ Did any work at all at a job or business, that is, paid work in the context of an employer-employee relationship, or self-employment. It also includes persons who did unpaid family work, which is defined as unpaid work contributing directly to the operation of a farm, business or professional practice owned and operated by a related member of the same household; or
⇒ Had a job but were not at work due to factors such as their own illness or disability, personal or family responsibilities, vacation or a labour dispute. This category excludes persons not at work because they were on layoff or between casual jobs, and those who did not then have a job (even if they had a job to start at a future date).
Unemployed*
This category includes persons who during the reference period:
⇒ Were without work but had looked for work in the past four weeks ending with the reference period and were available for work; or
⇒ Were on temporary layoff due to business conditions and were available for work; or
⇒ Were without work, had a job to start within four weeks from the reference period and were available for work.
Not in the Labour Force*
This category refers to persons who were neither employed nor unemployed during the reference period. This includes persons who, during the reference period were either unable to work or unavailable for work. It also includes persons who were without work and who had neither actively looked for work in the past four weeks nor had a job to start within four weeks of the reference period.
*Definitions from Statistics Canada
Job Vacancy
A job vacancy is defined as a paid post that is newly created, unoccupied, or about to become vacant:
⇒ for which the employer is taking active steps and is prepared to take further steps to find a suitable candidate from outside the enterprise concerned; and
⇒ which the employer intends to fill either immediately or within a specific period of time.
A vacant post that is only open to internal candidates is not treated as a ‘job vacancy’, whereas vacancies from temporary work agencies are counted in the business sector where the vacancy is, not in the agency. (EuroStatdefinition)
Quantitative
Quantitative data are measures of values or counts and are expressed as numbers. (Australian Bureau of Statistics definition)
Qualitative
Qualitative data are measures of ‘types’ and may be represented by a name, symbol, or a number code. (Australian Bureau of Statistics definition)
Supply of workers
Often refers to the labor force. The concept focuses on worker characteristics, especially their education and training, but also characteristics such as experience (often considered to be correlated with age), physical strength (often considered to be inversely correlated with age), ability to work in teams, etc. Some demographic characteristics that are not to be considered in hiring and promotion decisions, but that are studied, include gender, race, ethnicity, parental and marital statuses.
(US Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) definition)
Demand for additional workers (Employment Projections)
Job openings resulting from employment growth and the need to replace workers who leave an occupation.
(US Bureau of Labour Statistics (BLS) definition)
Outcomes
“An outcome is the benefit or change to the community that occurs as a result of the project or program and is tied to a specific deliverable. An outcome is measurable and may relate to behavior, skills, knowledge, attitudes, values or other attributes.” Local Employment Planning Council Strategic Plan Template Instructions, Employment Ontario, Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.