Door-to-door employment survey to begin

Interviewers with the government’s Economics and Statistics Office are set to begin a new survey on employment in the Cayman Islands on Sunday.

ESO workers plan to visit 1,401 randomly selected households across the islands over the next four weeks. They will be asking questions about employment, wages and demographics to get statistics for the biannual Labour Force Survey.

The interviews are confidential and information on individuals is not published, according to the ESO. The data collected will be compiled to get a picture of Cayman’s workforce and economic well-being.

The ESO began doing two surveys per year on the labor force in 2015 to give a better picture of the economy. Previously, government economists and statisticians had done one survey each year, in the fall.

The last report, released in the spring, found that there were almost 42,000 people in the Cayman Islands workforce, with a 3.9-percent unemployment rate.

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  1. You mean that the Labour Office can’t give statistics and precise number of people who are employed and who are unemployed . Why do we need people to go door to door to ask questions about employment and wages and demoraphic . Maybe Government is getting a little too personal in people’s lives, and maybe Government could spend that money on something more important. Like trying to get the unemployed employed .