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No Subject Frequency Questionnaires Guideline
1. Labour Force Survey Monthly -
2. Salaries and Wages Survey Monthly  
3. Informal Sector Survey Monthly  


 1. Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2017

The main objective of LFS is to collect information related to the structure and characteristic of labour force, employment and unemployment. Besides providing estimates at national and state level, this survey also provides useful aggregated data by urban and rural areas. The LFS covers both urban and rural areas of all states in Malaysia. Personal interview method is used in which trained interviewers will visit households in selected living quarters during the survey period to collect information on all household members including their demographic particulars. Information on labour force is collected for household members who are 15 years and over only. In response to the requirement for more real time data, the LFS is conducted monthly beginning January 2004 to produce monthly labour force indicators at national level.

 2. Salaries and Wages Survey 2017

Salaries and Wages Survey is conducted using household approach via the Labour Force Survey. Basic wage rate can be obtained from this survey and is used to measure wage differentials and gender wage gap. Salaries and wages information is only collected from respondents aged 15 and over with the status in employment of either “Government Employee” or “Private Employee”. The survey is conducted in January until June and the reference period is a month prior to the survey month.

 3. Informal Sector Survey

Informal Sector Survey is one of the modules in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) which is conducted on a monthly basis from July to December. The objective of the survey is to obtain the profiles of employment in the informal sector based on the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. In addition, it intends to obtain an estimate of the size of employment in the informal sector, which is an input to measure the contribution of the informal sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) through Labour Input Method. This is in line with the aim to ensure that the contribution of non-observed activities could be measured and further to be taken into account in the compilation of a country's GDP.