Published On: Mon, Sep 16th, 2013

Labor Force Survey 2013 CBS launched in Curacao

WillemstadWILLEMSTAD - Interviewers from the Central Bureau of Statistics Curaçao (CBS) will visit households between September 13 and October 25 and ask them about their position in the labor market. This is for the Labor Force Survey (LFS).

The LFS is a sample survey which is organized every year by the CBS under 2700 households in Curacao and is the most important research to describe developments in the labor market.

One of the main points of the LFS is the unemployment rate. This percentage indicates the proportion of the labor force looking for work. It is also important to know how many people work and how many people are looking for work.

The main results will be available in mid-December of this year.

To compile data for this and other important labor market information the CBS request the cooperation of all households in the sample cases.

The CBS is legally obliged to keep all data collected strictly confidential. Each interviewer is required to provide identification at the time of the visit, so that everyone can be sure that the interview is conducted by the CBS.

The CBS would like to thank all households in the sample cases for their cooperation.

The CBS regularly publishes the official labor market data from Curaçao. Documents which describe the results of the LFS can be downloaded from the CBS’ website at

Some of the main results of the 2011 survey are:

  • The unemployment rate rose from 9.3 percent in 2009 to 9.8 percent in 2011,
  • The working population has increased compared to 2009 and amounted to 62.042 people,
  • The number of unemployed fell by 6.3 percent. The size of the job seeker population was 6721 persons,
  • Youth unemployment (persons aged 15 to 24 years) increased from 22.7 percent in 2009 to 23.0 percent in 2011.

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