Labour market

Timor-Leste Labour Force Survey 2021 - Final Report

The Labour Force Survey (LFS) 2021 in Timor-Leste provides robust data to present a comprehensive picture of the Timor-Leste labour market. It analyses various labour market indicators and provides detailed information disaggregated by sex, age and region on the economic characteristics of the working-age population.

The LFS 2021 is the third full stand-alone LFS carried out in Timor-Leste since the country’s independence in 2002. The first LFS was conducted in 2010 and the second was conducted in 2013. In 2016 a mini labour force analysis was produced with data generated from the 2016 child labour survey. The LFS 2021 was conducted by the General Directorate of Statistics (GDS), Ministry of Finance, in close collaboration with the Secretariat of State for Vocational Training and Employment (SEFOPE).