La­bor force sur­vey in Eastern Visayas

Manila Bulletin - - Visayas News -

TACLOBAN CITY – The Philip­pine Sta­tis­tics Au­thor­ity (PSA) re­gional of­fice in Eastern Visayas launched this week a La­bor Force Sur­vey.

Wilma A. Per­ante, PSA re­gional di­rec­tor, said the sur­vey will be the first to use dig­i­tal tablets in­stead of the usual pen-and-pa­per.

Per­ante told re­porters 2,718 house­holds in the re­gion were sys­tem­at­i­cally and ran­domly se­lected as re­spon­dents.

The house­holds will be vis­ited by PSA per­son­nel and sta­tis­ti­cal re­searchers who will be do­ing in­ter­views us­ing tablets guided by Com­puter Aided Data Col­lec­tion Sys­tem (CADaCS).

“This is the agency’s step to dig­i­ti­za­tion in or­der to speed up data col­lec­tion and data pro­cess­ing,” Per­ante said.

The La­bor Force Sur­vey is a quar­terly na­tion­wide poll of house­holds which aims to gather data on the de­mo­graphic and so­cio-eco­nomic char­ac­ter­is­tics of the pop­u­la­tion. “It also aims to pro­vide a quan­ti­ta­tive frame­work for the prepa­ra­tion of plans and for­mu­la­tion of poli­cies af­fect­ing the la­bor mar­ket,” Per­ante said.

The sur­vey serves as a tool in mea­sur­ing the dis­tri­bu­tion of house­hold pop­u­la­tion 15 years old and over by sta­tus – em­ployed, un­em­ployed or un­der­em­ployed.

Per­ante said it is used to de­ter­mine var­i­ous em­ploy­ment and ba­sis of pay­ment.

House­hold mem­ber will also be asked if they have ex­pe­ri­enced hunger. (Resti­tuto A. Cayu­bit)

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