The Continuous Sample Survey of Population (CSSP) is a multi-purpose household survey with it’s primary objective being to provide up to date data on the Labour Force characteristics of the population of Trinidad and Tobago on a continuing basis. It is also a vehicle for collecting data on other subjects of interest to both Government and Private Agencies for the purposes of planning and formulating policies.

Indicators

TOTAL LABOUR FORCE
2019_Q4 2020_Q1 2020_Q2
Total Non-institutional population 15 years old and over 1,077,700 1,080,100 1,081,400
Total labour force 616,700 618,200 604,100
Persons with jobs 588,800 592,500 572,900
Total unemployed 27,900 25,800 31,100
Persons without jobs and seeking work 21,400 20,000 22,100
Other unemployed 6,500 5,800 9,000
Labour Force Participation Rate (%) 57.2 57.2 55.9
Unemployment Rate (%) 4.5 4.2 5.1
Not in Labour Force 461,000 461,700 477,300

Labour Force Bulletin



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