SAN JOSE, Antique – There is an ongoing labor force survey (LFS) in the province.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) is conducting the survey, covering a total of 384 sample households from 27 sample barangays in 13 municipalities in Antique.
The LFS is a nationwide project of PSA which aims to gather data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population.
Provincial Statistics Officer Jesus Escote Jr. said the survey will provide statistics on levels and trends of employment, unemployment and underemployment in the province.
The results of the LFS will be used in the formulation of policies affecting the labor market in the country.
Escote urged the respondents to cooperate and give “correct, truthful and accurate” answers to the interviewers.
The information will be treated with confidentiality and shall not be used for taxation, investigation or law enforcement and as evidence in any proceeding as provided in Section 26 of Republic Act 10625.
Questions on “own-use production work” will be asked to all household members five years old and over to ascertain who among these members are “own-use producers” of goods and subsistence food stuff producers.
The results of the January 2019 LFS showed that the employment rate in the country was estimated at 94.8 percent. In October 2018, the employment rate was 94.9 percent. (With a report from PIA/PN)