ISSN 1842-4562
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Seasonality in the number of hours worked by employed persons – an analysis by activity level

Georgiana Andreea FERARIU
Andreea MIRICA
Nicoleta Violeta VELIŞCĂ


seasonal adjustment, working time, COVID-19


The paper tests for time series seasonality in the numbers of hours worked by Romanian employed persons, by activity level. The presence of the seasonality component in a time series can seriously affect interpretation and forecasting of economic phenomena. Detecting and extracting the seasonal component from a time series which displays seasonal pattern is, arguably, an useful econometric technique, especially when time series analysis is used as decision support mechanism.