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Definition: Number of hours worked (during the reference week)

Social statistics

Number of hours worked during the reference week includes al hours including extra hours regardless of whether they were paid or not. Travel time between home and the place of work as well as the main meal breaks (normally taken at midday) are excluded. Persons who have also worked at home. Apprentices, trainees and other persons in vocational training are asked to exclude the time spent in school or other special training centres.
Eurostat, "Labour force survey: Methods and definitions, 1998 Edition", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1999, p. 66