Monthly Labor Force Survey starts February 2021

Reference Number: 

202102-0800-04

Release Date: 

Thursday, February 4, 2021
On 8 to 24 February 2021, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) will hold the first round of the monthly Labor Force Survey (LFS). This activity is based on PSA Board Resolution No. 08, Series of 2020, “Approving the Conduct of the Monthly LFS and Generation of Monthly Labor and Employment Statistics”, in order to provide high frequency statistical information on the Philippine labor market and better understanding of the current employment situation and the economy of the Philippines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
The February 2021 LFS will use one replicate of the January 2021 LFS round from the 2013 Master Sample (MS), or about 10,692 sample housing units or households nationwide. This sample size will generate national level labor and employment statistics. In Eastern Visayas, 672 sample households will be enumerated. Data collection will employ Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) system. The monthly LFS instrument will be composed of questions to generate the core labor and employment indicators including relevant indicators for the COVID-19 recovery program of the government.
 
The mandate of PSA to conduct surveys emanate from Republic Act 10625 or the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013, which states that PSA is primarily responsible for all national censuses and surveys, sectoral statistics, consolidation of selected administrative recording systems and compilation of national accounts.
 
PSA adheres and commits to the confidentiality of information as stipulated in Section 26 of RA 10625 (Confidentiality of Information) and Section 8 of RA 10173 or the Data Privacy Act. All data obtained from the survey will be released only in summary form or statistical tables.
 
The office assures the public that required public health and safety measures to contain COVID-19 will be strictly observed in all phases of the field operations. All PSA personnel and hired statistical researchers who will be deployed are in good health condition and will strictly follow precautionary measures against COVID-19, such as wearing of face mask and face shield, physical distancing, proper hygiene and sanitation, and wearing of PSA ID. They shall likewise observe all protocols laid down by the Local Government Units (LGUs).
 
For inquiries and further information, please contact our office with telephone numbers (053) 321-8389 or (053) 321-5153, and email address psa_reg8@yahoo.com.
 
SGD. WILMA A. PERANTE
Regional Director
 
 

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