The Labour Force Survey (LFS) programme collect data on employment and labour underutilization characteristics of the population on a continuous basis, providing quarterly estimates of the main labour force aggregates with sufficient precision at the National level since 2016.
The annual Labour force Survey is derived from a consolidated or pooled data from four quarters of year. Rwanda redesigned LFS from bi-annual to quarterly basis since February 2019 to provide estimates of labour market indicators and monitor labour market trends on a quarterly basis.
After the hard time of the Covid-19 pandemic, people are putting much pression to the labour market to resume their lives that was much affected by the pandemic. Despite their efforts, Labour under utilizations remains higher. The new standards introduced an innovative framework that recognizes all productive activities, whether paid or unpaid, as work and serve to expand the range of statistics available on different working activities, paid and unpaid, carried out by women and men, including employment, volunteer work, own-use production work, etc.
Note: UR: Unemployment rate; LFPR: Labour Force Participation rate; EPR: Employment to Population ratio.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its containment measures have exposed existing Rwandan society and its economy to the change in all aspects. Despite the risk of mortality, people are also wearied by losing employment or tending to under-utilization.