Saturday, August 19, 2006

Labour Force Survey to involve 8,500 households

The Manpower Ministry will conduct a Labour Force Survey from 24 August-7 October.

It will involve 8,500 households over a two-week period.

The purpose of the survey is to collect data on employment, unemployment and other economic characteristics of the population.

This is to help the government in the planning and formulation of manpower-related policies.

The survey will be done through the internet, telephone or face-to-face interviews.

Selected households will be notified by post.

Data to be collected include citizenship, age and education.

All information collected will be kept confidential and used for compiling statistics only. - CNA/ir

After the general household survey, we have the labour force survey coming up next. Looks like the government is really concerned about the welfare of Singaporeans. No doubt, all these data will be used to "improve" our livelihood and employment prospects.

Actually, all these surveys are nothing much than efforts for the government to trumpet its achievements or to serve as justifications for the next round of price hikes.

Never mind, just go ahead, since the government want to convince us that economy is booming and the good days are here again (despite the increasing job insecurities and lesser purchasing power of average Singaporeans) so everybody should just rejoice and feel proud that the government coffers are bursting at the seams...

1 Comments:

At 12:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the govt should instead reveal to us what the real employment statistics are - instead of conducting such surveys, the results of which will be selectively revealed to the public.

They should tell us, for example, EXACTLY how many FTs we have, what kinds of jobs they're doing, how many FTs are doing lower end jobs, etc...

Anyway, would you like to be a part of an online project we're undertaking?

It would be great if you could join us.

My email : toc984@yahoo.com.sg

Thanks and keep blogging!

 

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