The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announces the conduct of the monthly Labor Force Survey (LFS) in between the regular quarterly LFS starting February 2021. The monthly LFS will have a sample of around 11,000 households, which is deemed sufficient to provide national level labor market statistics such as labor force participation, employment, unemployment, and underemployment. Data enumeration for the February 2021 round of the LFS commenced on 08 February 2021, and will end on 24 February 2021. The schedule of data collection will be on the same dates for the months of March, May, June, August, September, November and December 2021.
This is in response to the urgent need for high frequency statistical information on the Philippine labor market to better monitor and understand the current job situation in the Philippines amidst the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Results of the monthly LFS shall serve as basis for planning, formulation of policies, and implementing programs to create gainful employment, and bolster livelihood opportunities for the Filipinos.
In line with this, the PSA encourages everyone, especially those selected sample households, to support and actively participate in the conduct of the monthly LFS by responding truthfully to the questions to be asked.
DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General