12. Did you have a job or business for profit in the period from February 8 through February 15, 1999? (for persons aged 15 and over)
 1 Yes
 2 No
[Persons working multiple jobs respond to items 13-14 on their main activity]
Question 12. Did you have a job or business for profit in the period from 8 through 15 February 1999?
(for persons aged 15 years and over)
This question is to be put to persons aged 15 years and over.
It is necessary to make sure whether a person questioned had work or gainful business during the week from 8 to 15 February 1999 while it could be permanent, temporary, casual or other work regardless of the dates of direct payment for or profit from his/her activity. For professional soldiers it will be their service in the army.
Those having work or gainful business cover the following persons:
- persons working for wages or salaries, including commission charges or payment in-kind;
- persons temporarily absent from work by the following reasons:
- illness or injury, care for sick person;
- annual leave or weekend, compensatory leave or time-off, compensation of overtime or work on a public holyday;
- statutory maternity and child-care leave;
- unpaid or paid leave on the initiative of administration;
- rotational or other specialized mode of operation;
- other similar reasons.
- persons working for profit or fee at own enterprise (farm), even if there were no actual work or profit in the period mentioned;
- persons working in their personal subsidiary plot, engaged in production of agricultural products, flower production, fishing, hunting, etc. with the purpose of further sale of all taken and produced;
- persons engaged in purchasing goods with the purpose of further sale thereof or in distributing goods, even if the activity has not been registered.
The following activity is not considered paid work or gainful business:
- paid public work obtained from the employment service;
- agricultural works performed by students and pupils seconded by their educational institutions;
- voluntary work in hospitals, parents' committees, and similar organizations;
- work in own personal subsidiary plot aimed at production for own consumption;
- holding stocks or shares in a business if a person does not actually work in this business;
- construction or repair of own house;
- unpaid homework (housecleaning, cooking, etc. for own family).
For persons having work or gainful business is to be marked "yes" and for those not having -- "no".
Persons who answered in positive to question 12, are to be asked questions 13 and 14 of the enumeration questionnaire.
Herewith persons having more than one job (gainful business) should indicate which job (or gainful business) they consider main (where the greatest number of hours were worked, where the service record is kept, and which brings the highest income, etc.)
Persons who answered in negative to question 12, are not to be asked questions 13 and 14 of the enumeration questionnaire and a skip to question 15 is to be made.