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labour force
Description 1

Labour force refers to those who, during the reference week, are in the 15 to 64 years (in completed years at last birthday) and who are either employed or unemployed.


Source : Labour Force and Social Statistics
Source Detail : Labour Force Survey Report
Description 2

Working age refers to those who are between 15 to 64 years (in completed years at last birthday) during the reference week, and who are either in labour force or outside labour force.


Source : Population and Demography
Source Detail : Population and Housing Census, Economic Characteristics Of The Population
land
Description

Land consists of the ground, including the soil covering and any associated surface waters, over which ownership rights are enforced and from which economic benefits can be derived by their owners by holding or using them.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
land cover
Description
All trees, shrubs, herbs, deciduous plants and so forth that cover an area or region.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
land degradation
Description
Reduction or loss of the biological or economic productivity and  complexity of rain-fed cropland, irrigated cropland, or range, pasture, forest or woodlands resulting  from natural processes, land uses or other human activities and habitation patterns such as land contamination, soil erosion and the destruction of the vegetation cover.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
land under cultivation
Description

Land under cultivation is land on which agricultural or horticultural production  is carried on for commercial or subsistence purposes, including, in principle, land under plantations, orchards and vineyards.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
landfill
Description

Final replacement of waste in or on the land in a controlled or uncontrolled way  according to different sanitary, environmental protection and other safety requirements.


Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
laspeyres price index
Description

A Laspeyres price index is a weighted arithmetic average of price relatives using the values of the earlier period as weights.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
laspeyres volume index
Description

A Laspeyres volume index is a weighted arithmetic average of quantity relatives using the values of the earlier period as weights.


Source : National Accounts
Source Detail : Gross Domestics Product (GDP)
leachate
Description
Liquid that results from water trickling through wastes, agricultural pesticides, or fertilizers. Leaching may occur in farm areas, feedlots and landfills, and may result in hazardous substances' entering surface water, groundwater or soil.
Source : Environment
Source Detail : Compendium of Enviroment Statistics
leading index (LI)
Description

The Leading Index measures anticipations of the overall economic activity in the months ahead. The index tells us where the economy is going.


Source : Economic Indicators
Source Detail : Malaysian Ekonomic Indicators, Leading, Coincident & Lagging Indexes