*About the research*
The Working Age Population, often referred to as the WAP, is the population aged 15 years and over. The labour force consists of people from the WAP who are ready and available to work.
Labour force participation shows the share of people 15 years and over (the WAP) who are participating in the labour force and are either employed full-time, part-time, or are unemployed.
People that are in the WAP but not in the labour force could be studying, retired, or at home engaged in non-paid activities such as caring for family members. This is different from being unemployed. People who are unemployed are defined as looking for work, and are able to start work within four weeks.
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