National labour force surveys (LFS) are the main source behind essential headline indicators of the labour market and the world of work. A wide range of economic and social policies, from monetary and fiscal policies to employment, decent work, vocational education and training, and a wide range of poverty reduction and social inclusion policies depend on labour force surveys as their main source of statistics for informed decision-making and monitoring.

The ILO Department of Statistics, as part of its mandate, works to document and consolidate existing national LFS practice, and develop and test new methods to support the collection of work and labour market data, aligned with the latest international standards.

Department of Statistics, ILO

PAPI Resources

- ILO Model LFS questionnaires (Word PDF)

- National adaptation guide for ILO model LFS questionnaires (Word PDF)

- Key indicators and definitions in ILO Model LFS questionnaires (Word PDF)

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CAPI Resources

- Model CAPI LFS Programme builder (beta)

- ILO Model LFS for CAPI - Demographic and background characteristics (Word PDF)

- ILO Model LFS for CAPI - Labour modules Approach 1 (Word PDF)

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