Between November 11th and December 31st 2014 Statistics Netherlands (Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek- CBS) will conduct a Labor force survey (Arbeidskrachtenonderzoek (AKO)). Interviewers of the CBS will go to the randomly selected households to administer the questionnaire.
The AKO is a sample survey among households. The objective of the survey is to measure the developments on the labor market. The survey is carried out every other year, this year the survey will again also be carried out on Saba and St. Eustatius. For this survey a total of 802 households were randomly selected on Bonaire, 524 on Saba and 411 on St. Eustatius.
One of the most important results of the AKO is the unemployment rate, i.e., the percentage of the labor force that is looking for a job. Other important results are the participation rate, the level of education and profession of the employed population.
The results of the AKO will be published in the second quarter of 2015. Participation of the selected households is very important for the quality of the statistics. We therefore ask the coöperation of all selected households. With the participation of the households CBS will be able to make important and reliable statistics about the labor force of all three islands. Your privacy is absolutely guarenteed in all our surveys. This is an obligation of the CBS laid down in the law on Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek. CBS has taken all measures to protect your data.
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