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Definition: Irregular payments from main job

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Irregular payments from main job should refer to the total amount of irregular payments received in a calendar year. It can be the total irregular payments received in the last calendar year if the person did not change his employment since then, or an estimate of the total of irregular payments that the person will receive in the present year if the person was not in the same job the year before. These irregular payments comprise, e.g. 13th and 14th month, holiday pay, profit share, fringe benefits and sickness insurance premium compensation.
Eurostat, "Labour force survey: Methods and definitions, 1998 Edition", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999, p.72