Labor Force Survey

The Labor Force Survey (LFS) is a quarterly survey of the PSA during the months of January, April, July and October. The survey aims to gather data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population based on a past week reference period and for the previous quarter. It also provides a quantitative framework for the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor market. It was designed specifically to provide statistics on levels and trends of employment, unemployment and underemployment for the country as a whole and for each of the administrative regions.