Gross pay (taxable gross monetary compensation)
Total gross pay includes the entire gross monetary salary/compensation, including the value of taxable benefits for the individuals that are to be included in the reporting.
The employer contribution is a charge calculated as a percentage of gross salary paid by the employer to the National Tax Board. The charge pays for things such as pensions and sickness insurance.
Preliminary income tax
The employer deducts taxes from the salaries of employees who pay preliminary income tax.
A job is considered to be vacant when the employer has begun active recruitment outside the enterprise but has not yet filled the position. Recruitment should be directed towards the external labour market and the job should be accessible for people outside the workplace. A job vacancy ceases to exist when the position is filled.
Vacancies refer to unmanned vacant jobs that can be started immediately. Vacancies are defined in such as way that the number of vacancies measures the unfulfilled demand for labour (shortage of labour) in the same way as the number of unemployed people in the Labour Force Survey measures the unoccupied labour force available. Unemployed people in the Labour Force Survey are defined as “job seekers without employment who can start work immediately” and vacancies are defined as ”vacant unmanned jobs that can be started immediately”.
The recruitment rate is defined as the number of vacant jobs divided by the number of employees in the reporting group.
The vacancy rate is defined as the number of vacancies - or shortage of labour - divided by the number of employees in the reporting group.
The employment concept of "employees" does not include self-employed people or assisting family members. These may however be included in the concept of employed in other employment statistics.