PSA 8 conducts 2017 labor force survey in Eastern Visayas

  • April 18, 2017
  • Consuelo B. Alarcon

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, April 18(PIA) - A total of 2, 707 systematically and randomly selected sample households in Eastern Visayas were identified as respondents for the 2017 Labor Force Survey this month.

 

The LFS, a quarterly nationwide survey of households aimed at gathering data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population as well as providing a quantitative framework for the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor market.

 

According to PSA regional director Wilma A. Perante, the LFS serves as a tool in measuring the distribution of household population aged 15 years old and over as well as the employment status of the interviewee whether employed, unemployed and underemployed.

 

The survey is also used to determine various employment characteristics such as industry, class of worker, nature of employment and basis of payment.

 

Questions on hunger experienced by any member of the household and the frequency of occurence will also be asked.

 

All information gathered by the statistical researchers who were deployed by PSA since April 8 to 30, 2017, will be held strictly confidential and shall not be used as evidence in court for purposes of taxation, regulation or investigation as provided for in section 26 of Republic Act 10625.

 

Hence, the public is enjoined to cooperate and support the said undertaking and for more inquiries interested parties may contact PSA office at telephone numbers (053) 321-8392 with email address psa_reg8@yahoo.com.(ajc/cba/PSA8/PIA8)


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