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Mid-Year Labour Force Survey of Singapore, 2008

The Manpower Research and Statistics Department of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is conducting the mid-year Labour Force Survey from 23 May to 31 July 2008 on a sample of 33,000 households. The Ministry will notify households selected for the survey by post. The purpose of the survey is to collect data on employment, unemployment and other economic characteristics of the population to help in the planning and formulation of manpower-related policies.

2.   The Labour Force Survey is conducted under the Statistics Act (Chapter 317) which requires selected households to furnish the necessary information. At the same time, the Act also safeguards the confidentiality of the information furnished by the household and requires that the information be used only for the purpose of compiling aggregate statistics.

3.   Households with Internet access can participate in the Survey through the Internet Household Survey System (iHSS), which provides a fast, safe and convenient means for submission of information. Our interviewers will conduct telephone interviews for the remaining households. If we are unable to reach the households by telephone, our interviewers will visit the households to conduct face-to-face interviews. All the interviewers will carry an Identification Card issued by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM). Households can verify the identity of the interviewer by calling the MOM Contact Centre at 6438 5122.

4.   Selected households are kindly requested to give their co-operation and assistance to the interviewers to enable the success of the survey.

For More Information

5.   For more information, please visit the MOM website or call MOM Contact Centre at (65)6438 5122.