Lebanon launches the results of the Labour Force and Households Living Conditions Survey for 2018 - 2019

The Central Administration of Statistics launches the main results of the Labour Force and Households’ Living Conditions Survey, which was carried out with the technical support from the ILO and funding from the EU.

News | 18 December 2019
BEIRUT (ILO News) - Lebanon’s Central Administration of Statistics (CAS) has finalized Lebanon’s largest specialized labour force and household living conditions survey, with the technical support of the International Labour Organization (ILO) and funding from the European Union (EU).

The Labour Force and Households’ Living Conditions Survey (LFHLCS), with a sample size of 40,000 households, covers various issues relating to socio-demographic statuses, education and employment characteristics, where indicators are being measured for the first time at District (Caza)levels.

The Survey is an important statistical source that enables policy makers to formulate labour policies and provide targeted and effective data on the labour market and living conditions of Lebanon’s households, with the exception of camps and non-residential units.

Data collection took place over 12 consecutive months between April 2018 and March 2019. Latest international statistical definitions and standards were adopted, especially the International Labour Organization’s recommendations with regard to labour statistics, status in employment and underutilization.

The results cover the comprehensive components of the Survey, reflecting socio-demographic statuses, education and employment characteristics of household residents, as well as living conditions such as health insurance, disability and housing characteristics disaggregated by sex and age.

For the employment component, the report includes indicators measuring underutilization of labour (including unemployment), status in employment, informality per sector, and employment opportunities amongst others.

For better policy planning in the future, conducting similar surveys on a regular basis is a pressing need.

Detailed information about the survey will be made available on the CAS website.