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18.08.2016
The Agency on Statistics is conducting the Labour Force Survey

Labour Force Survey on Employment - is a national survey to obtain the complete and accurate information with regard to the situation on the labor market in the Republic of Tajikistan. The Labour Force Survey is carried out in the framework of the Project "National Strategy for Development of Statistics", with the support of the World Bank and the consulting assistance of the International Labour Organization.

This survey is being conducted by the Agency for Statistics under the President of the Republic in 272 census areas in 4080 households which are randomly selected through the interviewing members of the households at the ages from 12 to 75 years old.

The aim of the survey is to obtain data for determining:

 The number of population working on economic types of activities and structures;
 The total number of population and the accounting of the unemployment level;
 The total number of population employed people in the formal and informal sector;
 The number of migrants;
 The number of internal migrants (by region);
 The use of child labor (children aged 12-17 years old);
 Features of the labor market taking into account the gender equality;
 Social status of migrants abroad;
 The examination of other issues related to population employment.

Such survey was carried out in the Republic of Tajikistan in 2004 and 2009.

The Labour Force Survey is conducted on a national scale, i.e, it covers all the regions, towns and villages. The advantage of the LFS in 2016 compared with previous surveys is that the preparation of the list of the households (listing) and the survey of the population is conducted for the first time by electronically collection of data with the use of the tablets.

In the result of the LFS we will obtain the following information:
 The demographic composition of the population (gender, age, marital status, level of education);
 Population employed in the formal and informal sector (type of activities, employment status, professions and specialty, experience, types of employment contract, the actual and the normal duration of the working week, information on the additional work and its description
 Work in the own subsidiary plots for agricultural production (for the sale in the market and for own consumption);
 Total unemployment: job search methoda, reasons of unemployment registered in the employment service, type of activity and employment in the last place of work; experience in the last place of work;
 Non-using of the labor force: the duration and reasons of unemployment, type of activity and employment in the last place of work, the reasons for refusal in the search of work; reasons of employment unwillingness.

With the purpose to conduct the Labour Force Survey the Agency on Statistics under the NSDS prior to it conduction hold two seminars for 14 employees for the conduction of listing and 56 people from all regions of the country to complete the Survey. The filed works will be conducted from July 20 to August 20, 2016.
Preliminary results from the Labour Force Survey will be published in late 2016 and the first quarter of 2017.