People who are in work but who would prefer to work more hours for the same rate of pay
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Underemployment refers to those who are in work but who would prefer to work more hours for the same rate of pay and provides a measure of underutilization of labour. The APS only gathers information on hours based underemployment. Specifically, underemployment covers those looking for: - Additional hours in their existing role (at the same rate of pay) - An additional job (to supplement their existing job) - a different job with more hours
The data used for this indicator is taken from the Annual Population Survey (APS). The APS was introduced in January 2004 and it has replaced the Annual Local Area Labour Force Survey. The APS combines results from the Labour Force Survey ( LFS) and the English, Welsh and Scottish Labour Force Survey boosts. The boosts increase the sample size which means the APS can provide more robust labour market estimates for local areas compared to the main LFS. Thus the APS is the primary source for information on local labour markets providing headline estimates on employment, unemployment and economic activity. The APS is the largest annual household survey in Scotland and provides a wealth of information about individuals' personal circumstances and their work. The LFS surveys individuals living at private households in the UK and is designed to be representative of the national population. The Scottish Government funds the boost to the LFS sample in Scotland, taking the sample size from approximately 8,000 households for the each year to 23,000 households.