The Labour Force Survey represents the most complete study of the labour force and the fluctuations in the labour market. The main objective of this survey is to obtain data about three main categories of population: the employed, the unemployed and the inactive. The survey specially takes into account the working-age population (aged from 15 to 64 years old) and the data collected are used to monitor, to measure and to assess the economic and social trends in the Republic of Serbia.
The main objective of the audit of the Labor Force in 2008 year is to obtain data on the basic operating characteristics of the population and estimates of the total workforce in the country according recommendations and definitions: Council Regulation (EC) No 577/98,
Regulation (EC) No 1991/2002 and No 2257/2003 Of the European Parliament and of the Council, Commission Regulation (EC) No 1897/2000 and 430/2005 According to these definitions, the Labor Force (active population) comprises all persons who work (at least 1 hour per week) or actively seeking work in order to earn their living.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
The basic categories that are being investigated are the following characteristics of the population:
- total employment;
- inactivity, as well as demographic;
- socio-economic, educational and other characteristics.
Whole population excluding the following groups: Armed forces and persons living in institutions.
Producers and sponsors
Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
For the implementation of the Labour Force Survey identified the following methodological tools:
1 List of households selected in the sample (LFS),
2 Questionnaire (ARS),
3 Instructions for filling.
No restriction on sharing within the World Bank.
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia. Serbia Labor Force Survey (LFS) 2008, Ref. SRB_2008_LFS_v01_M. Dataset downloaded from [URL] on [date].
Disclaimer and copyrights
The user of the data acknowledges that the original collector of the data, the authorized distributor of the data, and the relevant funding agency bear no responsibility for use of the data or for interpretations or inferences based upon such uses.