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09/12/2009

Task force on the quality of the Labour Force Survey - Final report

EUROSTAT Methodologies and Working paper

Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2009
ISBN 978-92-79-14061-7
ISSN 1977-0383


The Task Force on the quality of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) reviewed the LFS along the dimensions of the quality framework for statistical output of the European Statistical System (ESS), with the goal to detect weaknesses and recommend improvements. It delivered forty-three recommendations on sampling design and sampling errors, weighting schemes, non-response, interviewers and fieldwork organization, survey modes and questionnaire, information for users, coherence, comparability of employment and unemployment statistics, relevance of the ILO concept of employment and unemployment, timeliness and punctuality which pave the way for the future enhancement of the EU-LFS as well as the national Labour Force Surveys. 

author(s): European Commission, Eurostat
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