Uses and Limitations

Employment data obtained from the Comprehensive Labour Force Survey (LFS) provide information on the demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the employed persons such as age, sex, marital status, educational attainment, employment status, occupation, industry and income. However, being a sample survey, the results from the Comprehensive LFS are subject to sampling and non-sampling errors.

Data users are advised to take cognisance of the sampling error of the estimate and exercise judgement on whether the estimate is reliable for their intended purpose. Specifically, caution is to be exercised in interpreting results of detailed cross-tabulations for small sub-groups as these could have large sampling errors.