According to economic theory, individuals or households supply their services to the labour market (labour supply) and businesses demand such services (labour demand). The labour supply (economically active persons) comprises employed persons and unemployed persons; labour demand is comprised of jobs (filled jobs) and vacant posts.
The indicators presented here are intended to provide an overview of the population's participation in the labour market (economically active population, employed persons and working hours). Jobs and vacant posts are dealt with in topic 6 "Industry and services".
Before looking at our employment indicators, we suggest a brief glance at certain key concepts: