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Statistics Division asks for public’s participation in labour survey

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The Government of Antigua and Barbuda, through the Statistics Division, is presently conducting the 2022 Labour Force Survey (LFS).

Earlier this week, the Statistics Division solicited the public’s support and cooperation “to ensure this survey’s efficient advancement”.

Officers are now in the field conducting interviews to collect relevant information.

The data collection is based on a random sample drawn from the 2011 Population and Housing Census Sample Frame. The data is collected through face-to-face interviews with members of the sampled households.

The sample size is 1740 households from 174 enumeration districts across Antigua and Barbuda.

The Statistics Division was keen to assure participants that the information collected will be aggregated and held in strict confidence.

“A Labour Force Survey is a household sample survey that provides estimates of employment and unemployment. These are among the most important measures of the economic performance of any economy. The information derived from the LFS can be used to produce socio-economic data which are vital tools in enhancing the country’s ability to properly plan and monitor the development of its people, achieve national objectives, and fulfil regional obligations. The analysed data from the LFS allows for informed decision-making and policy formulation that can impact on the labour market,” the Statistics Division explained.

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) is being conducted in collaboration with the OECS Commission, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and International Labour Organization (ILO).

The 2022 Labour Force Survey in Antigua and Barbuda will conclude in December.

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