Cayman Islands – The Spring 2016 Labour Force Survey Starts on Sunday April 10th

04/07/2016 // eso // (press release)

The Economics and Statistics Office (ESO) will commence the Spring Labour Force Survey (LFS) for 2016 on Sunday (April 10th).

The LFS seeks to collect data on the employed and unemployed persons in the Cayman Islands, as well as those who are not in the labour force. 

The last completed LFS was the October 2015 LFS which showed the labour force comprising of 40,138 persons of which, 39,138 were employed while 1,732 were unemployed. The unemployment rate was estimated at 4.2 percent.

Trained interviewers from the ESO will visit a total of 1,403 randomly selected sample households in the three Islands over a four-week period. The enumerators will also administer a questionnaire on the community’s attitudes on older persons on behalf of the Ministry of Community Affairs, Youth and Sports. 

Once again, the ESO appeals to the public to give its full cooperation to the interviewers and to provide the necessary information, which will be collected under the Statistics Law (2011 Revision).  The interviews are confidential, and no individual data will be used for publication or disclosed to parties outside of the ESO. ESO survey data are exempt from Freedom of Information.

For further information on any aspect of the survey, or results of previous surveys, contact the Economics & Statistics Office at 949-0940 or visit

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