Stats Bureau starting Labour Force Survey this week

The Bureau of Statistics will commence its National Quarterly Labour Force Survey (LFS) from January 7.  The LFS is an integral part of the Bureau’s quarterly exercise to measure the state of the country’s labour market.

The main objectives of the Survey are to collect accurate and updated data on the unemployment levels of the economically active population in Guyana; factors that support job creation and job destruction, and the composition of the labour force based on education, gender and other key demographic characteristics of interest.

It surveys males and females, 15 years and older, in households countrywide.

The Bureau’s enumerators will be visiting the selected sample of households quarterly. A household may also be visited twice per year, and the data gathered from the exercise used to aid decision making about possible education and training needs.  

The Bureau conducts the survey in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank, which provides financial support. It also receives technical support from Sistemas Integrales Limited and the International Labour Organization.

The last LFS was done in the first quarter of 2020. The Bureau says it anticipates the co-operation of the selected households.

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