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...