Annual labor force survey begins
33,000 selected households will be asked to provide data on employment-related matters starting May 23.
The massive survey, whichw ill be conducted by the Ministry of Manpower, will use the data collected to "help in the planning and formulation of manpower-related policies and programmes," it said in a release.
"The Ministry will notify households selected for the survey by post. Households with Internet access are encouraged to participate in the Survey via the Manpower Survey Online System (MSOL), which provides a fast, safe and convenient means for households to submit their information online," it said.
"Households who prefer not to participate via MSOL can provide their contact details to MOM for telephone interviews through the Survey Hotline at 6592 1067 from 8.30am to 5.30pm (Monday to Friday). If we are unable to reach the households by telephone, our interviewers will conduct personal visits. All our interviewers will display the Identification Card issued by MOM. Households can verify their identity by calling the MOM Contact Centre at 6438 5122," it added.
"The Comprehensive Labour Force Survey is conducted under Section 5 of the Statistics Act (Chapter 317) which requires households selected for the survey to provide MOM with the necessary information. The information will be kept strictly confidential in accordance with the Statistics Act," it said further.