The Labour Force Survey (LFS) in Albania has been carrying out by INSTAT since 2007 with annual periodicity. The survey is household-based and the unit of observation are all household members aged 15 years and older. The main objective of LFS is to establish a sustainable labour market statistics system according to EUROSTAT recommendations and guidelines. Based on the data gathered through LFS it is possible to make a quantitative and dynamic assessment of labour market developments, to define the participation of all persons aged 15 years and over in labour market, the employment rate, the employment by economic activity, by sex and age-group, unemployment rate, women participation in labour market, etc.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Labour Force & Labour force Participation rate
Working age population
Unit of Analysis
All individuals 15 years and over residing in the selected private households are in the scope of the labour force survey.
Producers and sponsors
Authoring entity/Primary investigators
Institute of Statistics of Albania
The sample is based in a two-stage sampling procedure. In the first stage are selected the geographical areas (PSU) with a proportional probability to the size of the enumeration area. In the second stage within each geographical areas (once selected in the first stage) are selected a fix number of households by equal probability systematic sampling method. For the years 2007-2011, the sample-taken for each PSU was 12 households. The sampling frame for LFS is based on the Population Census of 2001 and the updated household list. Two sample stage selections are done. Iin the first step were chosen geographic zones or primary sampling units (PSU), and in the second stage were selected the families inside these selected zones.
The LFS methodology is in full accordance with the EUROSTAT standards and guidelines as regards to the representation of sample, coefficient of the variation of the main indicators, the drafting and the weighting of data.
The sampling weights are calculated following several steps and take into account the sample design, adjustment for the household level no-responses, and the calibration with the demographic data.
Time needed for an initial release of the survey results is 7 months
The public is informed in advance on the date of the initial release of survey results.
Non-published results can be made available on request.
Micro data are made available on request.
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
Example: Institute of Statistics of Albania. Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2010. Ref. ALB_2010_LFS_v01_M. Downloaded from [Url] on [Date]