The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has recently kicked off its April round of the quarterly Labor Force Survey (LFS).
A total of 2,721 systematically and randomly selected sample households in Region VIII were identified as respondents. PSA personnel and hired statistical researchers will undertake the survey from 8 – 30 April 2018 using tablets guided by Computer Aided Data Collection System (CADaCS).
The LFS is a quarterly nationwide survey of households which aims to gather data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population. It also aims to provide a quantitative framework for the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor market.
Specifically, the LFS serves as a tool in measuring the distribution of household population 15 years old and over by employment status – employed, unemployed or underemployed. It is used to determine various employment characteristics such as industry, class of worker, nature of employment and basis of payment. In addition, questions on hunger experienced by any member of the household and the frequency of occurrence, benefits received by the members of the household who are salaried and wage workers, legal status/organization of enterprise where the household members work, and functional difficulties of any member of the household
15 years old and over are also asked.
Moreover, the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC), a newly-constituted independent quasi-judicial body mandated to implement the national competition policy, and enforce the Philippine Competition Act (PCA) or RA 10667, has included rider questions on awareness and perception of households on the PCA and the PCC.
The PSA is appealing to the public to cooperate and respond to the said undertaking. The Office assures the public that all information shall be accorded with utmost confidentiality as provided under RA 10625. Data generated from this survey will be disseminated in statistical summaries without reference to any individual person or household.
For inquiries and further information, please contact our office with telephone numbers (053) 321-8392 or (053) 321-5153, and email address