PSA-ARMM conducts 2nd Level Training on April 2018 Labor Force Survey

May 23, 2018Press Release Ref No.: 2018-007

The 2nd Level Training on April 2018 Labor Force Survey has been successfully conducted on March 25-26, 2018 at the RSSO Conference Room, PSA-ARMM RSSO, Cotabato City. A total of 11 participants composed of OIC-Regional Director Razulden A. Mangelen, OIC-SOCD Chief Naldo G. Pendaliday, Provincial Statistics Officers, and RSSO staffs attended this training. This was headed by Ms. Aquessa L. Macud (Statistical Specialist II) and Mr. Abdulbasit E. Abdulsamad (Statistical Specialist II) as the Regional Focal Persons. OIC-RD Mangelen welcome the participants as he delivered his opening remarks.

The Labor Force Survey (LFS) is a nationwide quarterly survey of households conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to gather data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population. The survey involves the collection of data on labor and employment. It also gathers the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the labor force. It covers a nationwide sample of about 45,000 households deemed sufficient to measure the levels of employment and unemployment at the national and regional levels.

The LFS aims to provide a quantitative framework for the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor market. Specifically, the LFS is designed to collect information on the following:

a. Distribution of household population 15 years old and over, by employment status, by sex, and age group;

b. Distribution of employed persons by major occupation group, major industry group, class of worker, number of hours worked, highest grade completed, nature of employment, and by sex;

c. Distribution of underemployed persons by total hours worked, major occupation group, class of worker, and by sex; and

d. Distribution of unemployed persons by age group, highest grade completed, by number of weeks looking for work, job search method, and by sex.

In this survey, a total of 56 statistical researchers (12 from Basilan, 9 from Lanao del Sur, 15 from Maguindanao, 9 from Sulu and 11 from Tawi-Tawi) hired in the region based on the number of households from each provinces.

On the training, Ms. Macud discussed the brief overview of the said training. She also discussed the issues and concerns encountered on the previous survey. On the other hand, Mr. Abdulsamad presented the use of tablet for Computer Aided Data Collection System (CADaCS) which was implemented starting January 2017.


(Chief Statistical Specialist)