July 2019

Labour Force Survey Trends-May 2019(Q2)

The focus of the present report has the objective of providing data on the structure and trends of labour force, employment and unemployment as well as other related labour market statistics for the implementation and evaluation of economic and social policies related to employment creation, income generation, skills development, and related decent work policies at the national by selected demographic and socioeconomic characteristics such as sex, age group, educational attainment, occupation and industry. The current second quarterly survey is designed according to a two-stage stratified design with a rotation scheme. At the first stage of sampling, a stratified sample of 288 census enumeration areas, called primary sampling units (PSUs) are drawn from the 2012 census-sampling frame with probabilities proportional to size measured in terms of number of households according to the latest census of population. The strata are composed of the 30 administrative districts of the country, sub-divided into urban and rural areas. 
The sample design of the labour force survey presents an advantage for estimating trend of labour market indicators with a higher precision due to its rotational design. In the present report, the survey results are mainly compared for February 2018, February 2019 (Q1) and May 2019 (Q2). However, in some sections, the tables or figures are presented with the complete time series since August 2016 labour force surveys.

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