Sri Lanka Quarterly Labour Force Survey

Report
Sri Lanka Quarterly
Labour Force Survey
1
Household surveys before 1990
Labour Force and Socio
Economic Survey (LFSES)
Socio Economic Survey
(SES)
After 5 years
After11 years
1969/70
1980/81
Sri Lanka Quarterly Labour
Force Survey(LFS)
After 5 years
1985/86
1990
Household Income & Expenditure
Survey (HIES)
Sri Lanka Quarterly Labour Force Survey
• Quarterly labour force survey was started
continued until today.
in 1990 and
• Each year the survey conducts in 12 monthly rounds and
results produce at quarterly and annually. Survey covers
whole country and the annual sample size is around 25,000
housing units,
• Objectives are to provide information on
•
economically active, economically inactive & labour force of the
country.
•
employment, unemployment, underemployment, informal sector
employment & literacy
Quality of data is assured
 Trained permanent staff is engaged in survey activities.
 Statistical officers/statistical assistants
 Quality improvement methods are used at data coding ,entry and editing
 Double data entry for data validation
 Manual editing and computer editing (range, consistency and structural)
 Unique guidelines for data cleaning
 Use Standard code lists (SLSIC-Rev.4, SSCO-08)
 Frequent supervision
 Head office
 District office
 Current survey concepts and methods are very similar to those introduced at the
beginning in 1990. Changes were done to enhance the quality of data and
international comparability.
• The unemployment rate is stagnant around 4% during
2012-2013 period.
For more information Please visit www.statistics.gov.lk
Figure 02 : Unemployment rate for different age groups by
gender - Second quarter 2013
30
25
20
Sri Lanka
15
Male
Female
10
5
0
Sri Lanka
15—24
25—29
Over 30
Figure 03 : Unemployment rate for different level of
education by gender - Second quarter 2013
GCE A/L
& above
GCE O/L
Below
GCE O/L
Sri Lanka
0
3
6
9
12
Unemployment Rate (%)
Sri Lanka
M ale
Female
15

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