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Fiji Bureau of Statistics begin 12-month Employment and Unemployment Survey

October 19, 2015 7:08 pm

Data collectors or enumerators from the Fiji Bureau of Statistics have begun visiting homes in selected parts of Fiji to gather detailed information on the workforce.

The 2015-2016 Employment and Unemployment Survey- A twelve month assessment has started to analyse Fiji’s employment and unemployment situation.

Bureau’s statistician Kelera Nokelevu says they have started in the Central division visiting three urban areas and two rural areas in Vatoa, Lau and Naitasiri.

“It’s related to the economic activity that people are engaged in to earn their living. To gather information on the country’s human resources in other words the numbers that are available, the numbers that are required and those that are discontent with their work the structure of the working population in relation to the industries and occupation, EUS will also provide details of the trends in the labour force.”

Nokelevu says they need support from the community for the survey’s success as household surveys are very expensive and extremely challenging.

The areas covered in the first six months are scattered among the fourteen provinces including Rotuma and other outer islands.

The survey is carried out every five years.