labour statistics

A comparison of the old and new weights of the LFS data: 2000-2005

This report compares the population weights from the Labour Force Survey (LFS) data-sets as originally released by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) with the reweighted data-sets released in September 2005. Some conclusions are also drawn about the applicability of the data for the generation of nuanced statistics.


Review of Employment and Remuneration Trends for Selected Sectors in the South African Economy

Altman et al. examine formal sector employment trends in the South African economy since the mid-1990s and assess the reliability and accuracy of employment data from a variety of sources. This was an important issue for employment research, especially during the period that the statistical agency was remodeled and nationally representative surveys on population, labour…