July 04, 2017 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s statistics office is to conduct a labour demand survey in the country this month to compile statistics that includes occupations with the largest amount of vacancies.
Under this survey, a sample of 3,500 establishments or enterprises will be selected using appropriate sampling techniques.
Information will be collected on the occupations for which the largest number of vacancies exist and education and professional qualifications necessary for those occupations.
Apart from that, types of contributions being made by the state and private institutions offering courses leading to those qualifications, projecting future job demand, current salary scales for each job category will also be collected.
The department requests all establishments to provide accurate information to officers who will visit this month to conduct the survey successfully.
Labour force supply in a country should be consistent with labour demand for the achievement of rapid economic growth.
The labour market like other markets can be described in terms of supply and demand components.
The supply side primarily refers to the number of potential workers and their characteristics whereas the demand side refers to employers’ staffing requirements as casual, contract and regular employees.