Quarterly Labour Force Survey microdata from third quarter 2021
Quarterly Labour Force Survey (QLFS) is a national household based sample survey which was conducted in private households both in rural and urban areas across all provinces of Zimbabwe. The survey produces key labour market indicators which include to levels of formal and informal employment, unemployment and other labour underutilisation indicators, labour migrants as well as job losses.
The primary objective of the survey is to provide in-depth information on the labour force status as well as socio-economic indicators useful in monitoring living conditions.
Specifically the survey provides information on:
a) The number of people classified according to their activity status in line with the 19th ICLS resolution in terms of the measurement of work statistics;
b) Informal sector and informal employment;
c) Labour migration;
d) Labour market indicators necessary to monitor the implementation of Zimbabwe's macro-economic policies such as the National Development Strategy 1 and other related strategies;
e) Key labour market indicators for Zimbabwe that are comparable with other SADC and African countries in line with international standards established by the ILO; and
f) Indicators that allow monitoring of the implementation of the SDGs and Agenda 2063.
Producers and sponsors
Authoring entity/Primary investigators
Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency
A two stage sample design was used for sample selection. The first stage was the selection of enumeration areas using the probability proportional to size criteria. The second stage entailed selection of households in the selected enumeration areas using random systematic sampling technique. A total of 500 enumeration areas and 12,500 households were selected for the survey. The survey had a national response rate of 93 percent.