Glossary:Underemployed part-time worker

An underemployed part-time worker is a person aged 15-74 working part-time who would like to work additional hours and is available to do so. Part-time work is recorded as self-reported by individuals.

This statistical indicator covers persons who, in spite of being employed, do not work full-time and lack a sufficient volume of work, which is somewhat similar to being unemployed. The part-time requirement in the definition is important because the people who work full-time and still want to work more hours have a different profile: in spite of working many hours they have insufficient income; underemployed part-time, on the other hand, highlights situations of insufficient volume of work and underutilised labour among persons already employed.

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