Statistics office starts annual employment count

| 30/09/2013

(CNS): The Economics & Statistics Office (ESO) is beginning the annual Labour Force Survey this Sunday 6 October and is appealing to the community to the public for its full cooperation with the interviewers, and to provide the necessaryinformation, which will be collected under the Statistics Law (2011 Revision). The information provided for the LFS will be used for estimating the Islands’ 2013 labour force statistics, such as the unemployment rate. The data will also be used in estimating household size and in making a projection of the country’s population. Trained interviewers will visit randomly selected samples of households in the three Islands over a four-week period.

Each interviewer will work under an Oath of Secrecy, and all information collected will be kept strictly confidential. No information is ever entered which would allow anyone to be able to link the data with an individual respondent.
All interviewers carry a photo identification which should be worn for easy visibility, and respondents are advised to request identification from any interviewer before sharing information.

A sample of the LFS Questionnaire and the Interviewer’s Manual are available from as well as other information on the survey and results of previous surveys.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    There is no need for such a labor intensive annual survey.  This is social handouts in the guise of paying the census takers.

  2. Anonymous says:

    With the trend in home invasions by armed robbers,  I wont be answering my door to anyone!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Another pure waste of government funds for ESO. Could this information not be sourced from the immigration department and the labour office and then calculate for the missing number. I also find this door to door exercise very invasive and intrusive to let these people in my home. 

    • Anonymous says:

      So basically you have no idea of how many Caymanian's are unemployed. It could 500, 1000 or 1500 no one is really sure, are they?

    • Anonymous says:

      Tell them you gave at the office. Unless of course your unemployed

  4. Anonymously says:

    Just be sure that you cover the areas that have a young demographics to give you a accurate census of the those that are truly unemployed and seeking jobs.