PSA begins March 2021 Labor Force Survey

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) begins the March 2021 round of the Monthly Labor Force Survey (LFS) 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”.  The field data collection is being undertaken from 08 to 27 March 2021.

The monthly LFS which started in February 2021 aims to provide high frequency statistical information on the Philippine labor market information to better monitor and understand the current job situation and economy in the Philippines as well as the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Results of the monthly LFS will serve as basis for planning, formulation of policies, and implementing programs to create gainful employment and bolster livelihood opportunities for the Filipinos particularly those who were adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. 

The March 2021 LFS will use another replicate of the  2013 Master Sample (MS) used in the January 2021 LFS round which was about 10,700 sample housing units nationwide.  In Eastern Visayas, 672 sample households will be enumerated.  Data collection will employ Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing (CAPI) system.

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 (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 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


Regional Director