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Labour Force Survey of Singapore, March 2009

The Manpower Research and Statistics Department of the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is conducting the Labour Force Survey from 23 February to 7 April 2009 on a sample of 8,500 households. 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 Ministry will notify households selected for the survey by post. Households with internet access are encouraged to participate in the Survey via the Internet Household Survey System (iHSS). The iHSS provides a fast, safe and convenient means for households to submit their information online.

3.   Households who prefer not to participate via iHSS can provide their contact details to MOM for telephone interviews. If we are unable to reach the households by telephone, our interviewers will visit the households to conduct face-to-face interviews. All interviewers will carry an Identification Card issued by MOM. Households can verify their identity by calling the MOM Contact Centre at 6438 5122.

4.   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.


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