The focus of the present report is the analysis of trends of employment and labour underutilization including unemployment at the national and province levels by selected demographic and socioeconomic characteristics such as sex, age group, educational attainment, occupation and industry. The analysis in this report covers four rounds extended to two years from February 2017 to August 2018.
The current report presents the results of the annual report of 2018 LFS obtained by combining both rounds of LFS in 2018 (February and August 2018). The scope of the survey covered all persons living in private households, excluding the institutional population permanently residing in places such as hostels, health resorts, correctional establishments etc., as well as persons living at their work-sites and in seasonal dwellings.
The National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) introduced the Labour Force Survey (LFS) program to avail statistics on employment and labour market in Rwanda on a continuous basis, providing bi-annual estimates of the main labour force aggregates. Labour statistics play an essential role in the efforts of the country to achieve decent work for all. These statistics are needed for the development of policies towards this goal and for assessing progress towards decent work.