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The body of persons, or the human physical and mental effort, engaged in the production of goods and services.

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capital services

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A chain-type index of service flows derived from the stock of physical assets and software. Assets include equipment and software, structures, land, and inventories. Capital ...

professional employer organization (PEO)

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A business that supplies management and administrative services with regard to human resource responsibilities for employers; it serves as the co-employer of the client’s ...

paid leave

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Paid leave includes vacations, holidays, sick leave, and other leave with pay.

division, geographic or census

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One of nine geographic areas of the United States defined by the Census Bureau and widely used by BLS for presenting regional data.

designated person

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One individual age 15 or older who is randomly selected from each sampled household to participate in the American Time Use Survey. The designated person is interviewed by ...

supply of workers

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Often refers to the labor force. The concept focuses on worker characteristics, especially their education and training, but also characteristics such as experience (often ...


Labor; Labor statistics

Nonwage compensation provided to employees. The National Compensation Survey groups benefits into five categories: paid leave (vacations, holidays, sick leave); supplementary pay ...