Labour Force Survey (LFS) conducted starting since 1994, and LFS 2010 shall be made on the basis of the Decree on determining individual statistical surveys (''Official Gazette of RS'', no. 110/2009).
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.
Labor Force Survey represents a study survey that most completely considers the labor force status and fluctuations in the labor market. In this survey, we applied the methodological solutions, harmonized with the recommendations and definitions of the International Labor Organization, ILO and the Eurostat requirements and thereby the most important source was obtained for the international comparison of data of the Republic of Serbia and other countries, regarding the field of labor statistics. The frame for the sample selection is based on the 2002 Census of population, households and dwellings.
The survey covered about 8000 households of Central Serbia and Vojvodina. The data were collected relative to the demographic features of the whole population. For the population aged 15 and above, the data on their working activity were also collected. The total of 22523 persons were interviewed and for 19845 persons the data regarding their working activity were obtained, which equals to 0.3% of the total number of persons aged 15 and above. Labor Force Survey was carried out in October 2010 and the period of observation was from 18-24 October 2010.
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
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) 2010, Ref. SRB_2010_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.