PSA X to Conduct the July 2019 Labor Force Survey (LFS) and 2019 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS)

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Monday, July 1, 2019
The Philippine Statistics Authority X (PSA –X) will conduct the July 2019 Labor Force Survey (LFS) and 2019 Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) this July 8-31, 2019 in its five provinces, namely; Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental and Misamis Oriental.
A total of 2,568 systematically and randomly selected sample households in Region X were identified as respondents. Around 37 Hired Statistical Researchers will be deployed across the region to conduct the interviews.
The Labor Force Survey (LFS) is a quarterly nationwide survey of households which aims to gather data on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the population, and to provide a quantitative framework for the preparation of plans and formulation of policies affecting the labor market.
Specifically, the LFS serves as a tool in measuring the distribution of household population 15 years old and over by employment status – employed, unemployed or underemployed. It is also used to determine various employment characteristics such as industry, class of worker, nature of employment and basis of payment.
The 2019 APIS on the other hand, is a rider survey to the July round of the LFS. The 2019 APIS is the thirteenth in a series of poverty indicators survey conducted nationwide since 1998. It is designed to provide estimates for non-income poverty indicators and gather data on the socio-economic profile of families and other information that are related to their living conditions which serve as inputs to the Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI).
The PSA appeals to the public to cooperate and support the conduct of this survey. The office also assures that all information gathered will be held strictly confidential and shall not be used as evidence in court for purposes of taxation, regulation or investigation as provided for in RA 10625. Data generated from this survey will be disseminated in statistical summaries without reference to any individual person or household.
For further inquiries, you may contact the Statistical Operations and Coordination Division (SOCD) at (088) 856-4778 or email us at


(Chief Statistical Specialist)


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