Definition: Economic sector in employment
Economic activity of the local unit where the individual carries out his/her main professional activity.
The activity sector in which people are employed is a key descriptor for labour market analysis (including issues linked to skills, mobility of workers, quality of the job, etc.) and together with the occupation (ISCO) and the type of contract is very useful to describe the socio economic status of individuals.
Eurostat, "Task Force on Core Social Variables. Final report", Methodologies and Working Papers, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 2007