The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in Northern Mindanao is set to conduct the July 2019 Labor Force Survey (LFS) and the 2019 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS), July 8-31 across the region.
Around 37 hired statistical researchers will be deployed across the region to conduct the interviews to 2,568 systematically and randomly selected sample households identified as respondents.
The LFS is a quarterly nationwide survey of households which aims to gather data on the demographics and socio-economic characteristics of the population and 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 also used to determine various employment characteristics such as industry, class of workers, nature of employment, and basis of payment.
The APIS, on the other hand, is a rider survey to the July round of LFS. It is the 13th in a series of poverty indicators survey conducted nationwide since 1998.
Such is designed to provide estimates for non-income poverty indicators and gather data on the socio-economic profile of families and other information related to their living conditions which serve as inputs to the Multidimensional Poverty Index.
The PSA appeals to the public to cooperate and support the conduct of these surveys. It also assures that all information gathered 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 RA 10625.
Data generated from this survey will be disseminated in statistical summaries without reference to any individual person or household. (psa x)