Statistics division conducting 2022 labour force survey

Editorial Staff

Nov 14, 2022

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

In this regard, the Statistics Division is soliciting the general public’s support and cooperation to ensure this survey’s efficient advancement. Officers are presently 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 are collected through face-to-face interviews with members (or a member) of the sampled households. The sample size is 1740 households from 174 enumeration districts across Antigua and Barbuda.

The Division assures residents 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 fulfill regional obligations. The analyzed data from the LFS allows for informed decision-making and policy formulation that can impact on the labour market.

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) has been conducted in collaboration with the OECS Commission, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and International Labour Organization (ILO). The importance of such surveys cannot be emphasized anymore since it is evident that there are limited labor market statistics in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean (OECS) sub-Region.  The 2022 Labour Force Survey underway in Antigua and Barbuda runs from November – December 2022

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