August 2020

Labour Force Survey Trends-May 2020(Q2)

The ultimate goal of Labour Force Survey (LFS) programme is to collect data on employment and labour underutilization characteristics of the population on a continuous basis, providing quarterly estimates of the main labour force aggregates with sufficient precision at the district level.

LFS programme is in line with the international standards on the topic and the specific data requirements of the main stakeholders namely Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA) and Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN), International Labour Organization (ILO), World Bank, and other users.

Due to COVID 19 pandemic, data collection could not respect the proposed design. In May 2020, NISR introduced a short questionnaire to provide estimate on labour market main indicators but also illustrates variations in employments and other labour market indicators during period of the pandemic using telephone interviewing method. The present report is for the second quarter (Q2) of 2020 whose data collection was conducted in May and early June 2020.

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