For persons six years old and more
[Applies to questions 46-52]
46. Labor force information
 1 Working
 2 Unemployed seeking work
 3 Housewife with part-time work
 4 Full-time student
 5 Housewife
 6 Pensioner
 7 Have income but not working
 8 Others
NIU (not in universe)
Unemployed seeking work
Housewife with part time work
Full time student
Have income but not work
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
46. Distribution of labor force:
This field is filled by all persons male or female who are (6) years old it means those who were born in 1991 and less. The purpose of this distribution is to know the economically active population and economically inactive population .
The active population includes the persons from both sexes male and female those who provide labor to produce goods and services and this includes working persons and unemployed persons seeking for work. The not active population includes housewives, students full time, persons having income but not working and others such as pensioner, those living on monthly payments from the government or charity establishments or special alliances or those who were unable to work.
Indicated by the sign (x) in the square opposite to the word (working) for each person works daily no less than two hours and a half that means no less than (15) hours during the previous week of the census day (16/10/1997), the sign is also put for each student was working for no less than (15) hours during the previous week of the census day either that work was for his own account or employee with payment in (cash or exchange of goods or services) or unpaid. The same sign is put for each person stopped working the previous week to the census day (16/10/1997) because of sickness or rest holiday or for any reason but he is still connected with his work. It is indicated by the sign (x) in the square opposite to the word (working) for each person connected with a job and he hasn't joined it yet.
As for the housewives with part time work the sign is not put for them in this square but we follow the special instructions related to them in item (3).
2. Unemployed seeking for work
Indicated by the sign (x) in the square opposite to the phrase (Unemployed seeking for work) for each male or female doesn't work in the previous week to the census day (16/10/1997). Previously he has practiced a certain work but he is not connected with any work although he is seriously seeking for it.
Indicated in this square also each person unemployed and he had no previous work but he is able to work and seeking for it earnestly such as the newly graduate and others seeking for work for the first time. As for students who are continuing their studies not asked if they are seeking for work or not.
3. Housewife with part time work
Indicated by the sign (x) in the square opposite to the phrase (housewife with part time work) for female who work part time outside or inside the house for sale purpose such as sewing cloths, knitting manufacturing, food products, pickles, dates honey , etc. besides their housework. The numerator has to regard these cases especially agricultural holdings and livestock. Most of housewives in rural areas wok in agriculture, livestock and manufacturing home made things such as knitting mats and milk dairy besides their housework.
4. Student full time
If the person is student full time and continuing his studies in one of the schools, institutes or colleges and doesn't work indicated by the sign (x) in the square opposite to the phrase (Student full time) this includes persons related to work and left it for studying purposes as a scholarship, fellowship, etc.
Indicated by the sign (x) in the square opposite to the word (housewife) for each female whose age is (6) years and more if she is a housewife. The house servants are not included in this field but included in the field (working).
Indicated by the sign (x) in the square opposite to the word (Pensioner) for each person from both sexes previously working and retired from work and receive a pension for his previous work. This person is either work or not during the previous week of the census. This doesn't include the persons who receive pensions of their parents (as pensioner's heirs). The special data of the fields (47-51) is recorded as (occupation, name of the establishment, employment status, and sector and work time). Each pensioner working during the previous week to the census day no less than 2 hours and a half daily that is no less than (15) hours during the week previous to the census day.
7. Have income but not working
The person that runs his living from an income of an estate or the profits of shares and bonds or from an establishment that he doesn't share in its productive work or from assistance indicated in the square opposite to the phrase (Have income but not working).
Include not working and not seeking for work and not correspond on them the status in the previous items for example the disable person is the person who is unable to work because of age and mental or physical handicapped or he is a person who is able to work but not seeking for it never continuing his studies indicated to the square opposite to the word (others) and this square includes beggars and prisoners.
Note: The fields (47-51) are filled for each person at the age of (6) and more who work for an average daily no less than two hours and a half or no less than (15) hours during the week previous to the census day and this includes the students who are working, pensioners who are working and persons who are not employed and seeking for a work but they are previously working, housewives working part-time.
This variable indicates the person's employment status.