Key Highlights of the Namibia Labour Force Survey 2016 Report

This document presents key highlights in tables of key indicators of the survey. These results were produced using the revised weigh ng methodology adjusted to control for the varia on in the key parameters such as urban/ rural, age grouping and sex distribution in addition to the regional distribution. It is hoped that the release will be of assistance to planners, policy makers, researchers and the public in general and provides a quick glance of standard employment and unemployment indicators for accessing Namibia’s efforts in meeting its various developmental goals in particular, those relating to job creations.
A detailed report titled the “The Namibia Labour Force Survey 2016 Report” including methodologies used will be published by 30 June of 2017.

The NSA acknowledged the delay in the release of 2016 LFS report that is necessitated by the absolute care required in the implementation of the revised weighted methodology. I would therefore like to address my sincere thanks to the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for their technical inputs to the labour force survey 2016 in Namibia as well as Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) for their technical support during the processing of the LFS 2016. A word of appreciation also goes to our stakeholders for their contributions towards the review of questions used for the survey and the general public for their patience during the processing of these results. Finally, I would like to thank the Government of the Republic of Namibia for the continued funding of the survey. The findings and indicators from the survey will provide fresh understanding of the prevailing labour market situation in the country since 2014. These findings should provide a basis for be er planning, policy formula on and labour-related discussions by all concerned.