In a modern economy employment or the selling of one's labor or services is the means to an income, and usually the only means to an income for those who don't have capital to invest or to start a business.

Employment statistics are important as an economic indicator, and job creation (or the lack of) is often claimed by politicians or (their critics) as a measure of their perfomance, despite that except for employment in the public sector, there is very little that political leaders can do to effect employment numbers in the economy at large.

Unemployment is frequently a hot issue, as is the design of employment insurance programs as part of the social safety net.

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[+] government should stay out of the employment business

[+] ensure a flexible labour market

[+] the government should ensure everyone has a job.