Labour Force Surveys
The Labour Force Survey (LFS) comprises person 15 years and over residing in the country who are employed or actively seeking work during the reference period. It is also used as the basis for population estimates. The LFS seeks information on respondents' personal circumstances and their labour market status during a specific reference period, normally a period of one week, immediately prior to the interview.
The first LFS was conducted in 1991 and is normally done twice yearly.
The LFS is a random sample survey. This means that not every household will be surveyed and those selected are done so purely by chance. However, since all households have a chance of selection, the more often the survey is conducted, the higher the chance of repeat selection. It must be stressed that, the ‘sample selection’ is generated by computer and is completely random.
Labour Force Surveys are carried out in many countries around the world. The International Labour Organization (ILO) has published recommendations concerning the definitions to be used in LFS. The LFS in the Cayman Islands uses internationally agreed concepts and definitions.
The LFS data reported to the Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) are treated in strict confidence and used for statistical purposes and published in aggregate form only.
|01/08/2021||2020 Fall Labour Force Manual|
|09/22/2019||2019 Fall Labour Force Manual|
|03/03/2019||2019 Spring Labour Force Manual|
|09/26/2018||2018 Fall Labour Force Manual|
|05/01/2018||2018 Spring Labour Force Manual|
|05/01/2018||2017 Fall Labour Force Manual|
|05/01/2018||2017 Spring Labour Force Manual|
|11/04/2016||2016 October LFS Manual|
|12/18/2015||2014 LFS Manual|
|12/18/2015||2015 April LFS Manual|
|12/18/2015||2015 October LFS Manual|
|09/30/2013||2013 LFS Questionnaire|
|09/30/2013||2013 LFS Manual|
|10/03/2012||2012 LFS Manual|
|10/03/2012||2012 LFS Questionnaire|
|10/15/2011||2011 LFS Questionnaire|
|11/19/2009||2009 LFS Questionnaire|
|11/19/2009||2009 LFS Field Manual|
|10/10/2008||2008 October Labour Force Questionnaire|
|10/10/2008||2008 Fall LFS Field Manual|
|01/17/2008||2007 October Labour Force Questionnaire|
|12/17/2007||2007 Fall LFS Field Manual|
|11/29/2007||2006 April Labour Force Survey Questionnaire|