Definition: Full-time employees

Labour market

For the purposes of Statistics on the Structure of Earnings 1995 the following definition was used:

Full-time employees were  considered to be those who perform a full day's work for the entire week in the local unit.  

For the purposes of Labour Costs surveys the following definition was is used in 1996 :

This covers staff (excluding apprentices) whose regular working hours are the same as the collectively agreed or customary hours worked in the enterprise, even if their contract is for less than one year.
Even though the wording used in the two definitions is different, the concept of "full-time employees " used is equivalent.


Even though the wording used in the two definitions is different, the concept of "full-time employees " used is equivalent.
Source:
Community statistics on the level and structure of labour costs 1996 - List, definition and breakdown of the variables, p.3 Eurostat, "Statistics on the structure and distribution of earnings: Methods and definitions", Data 1995, 1998 Edition, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999, p.14
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