occupation


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occupation

an activity that has unique meaning and purpose for a person.

oc·cu·pa·tion

(ok'yū-pā'shŭn)
The activity that constitutes the social contribution one makes, for which some sort of compensation may generally be received.

occupation

(ok″yŭ-pā′shŏn)
1. Any goal-directed pursuit in which one works for a wage, salary, or other income.
2. Any goal-directed use of time.
3. Any activity or pursuit in which one is engaged outside one's work, e.g., a hobby or sport.

secondary occupation

Employment in addition to that for which one is primarily hired.
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16 Business statistics in Scotland compiled by Steven Wilson Inactivity and employment rates % gap Employment rates Inactivity rates % gap Employment rates Inactivity rates 12 % gap Employment rates Inactivity rates 12 12 10 10 10 8 8 8 6 Employment Inactivity % Gap 6 6 4 Gap % Gap 2 4 4 % gap Employment rates Inactivity rates 0 Scotland England Wales NI 12 2 2 Median Pay Gap by Occupation 10 0 0 Scotland England Wales NI % pay gap 2015 2014 Scotland England Wales NI 35 8 30 Median Pay Gap by Occupation 6 25 Median Pay Gap by Occupation Gap 20 In 2014, the female labour market in Scotland outperformed the rest of the UK in terms of employment, unemployment and inactivity rates.
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