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Labour Force Survey

The Labour Force Survey is a monthly survey which measures the current state of the Canadian labour market and is used, among other things, to calculate the national, provincial, territorial and regional employment and unemployment rates.

The Canadian Labour Force Survey (LFS) is a monthly survey conducted by Statistics Canada that collects information on the Canadian labour market. The LFS is a household survey that samples approximately 56,000 households across Canada, with the goal of providing accurate and timely information on employment and unemployment in the country.

The LFS collects a range of data on labour market characteristics, including employment status, occupation, industry, hours of work, wages, and demographics. It also collects information on job search activities and reasons for unemployment. The survey is used to estimate key labour market indicators, such as the unemployment rate, labour force participation rate, and employment rate.

The LFS is a valuable tool for policymakers, researchers, and businesses, as it provides insights into the state of the Canadian labour market and can be used to inform decisions related to workforce planning, economic policy, and business strategy. The survey results are released monthly and are widely reported in the media and used to track trends and changes in the Canadian labour market.

Find out more about the Labour Force Survey in Canada.

Labour Force Survey (LFS) Reports for Prince Edward Island are prepared by staff of the Workforce Division of the Department of Workforce, Advanced Learning and Population.