This report presents the findings of the ILFS that was conducted in 2006 with funding from the NSGRP/MKUKUTA system. The findings update those of the ILFS conducted in 2000/01, and reveal changes in the labour market of the country between year 2001 and 2006. The survey results provide labour market indicators for tracking progress made in implementing various policy reforms such as job creation as planned in NSGRP/MKUKUTA.

In 2006, for the first time, the National Bureau of Statistics attempted to include a time use module in the ILFS. The attempt came about as the result of effective dialogue initiated from the Tanzania Gender Networking Programme (TGNP) with support from the Poverty Eradication Division of the Vice President’s Office (VPO). Their advocacy around the lack of data on time use referred to the full extent of activities, and particularly work-related activities, that are not included in the
production boundary of the System of National Accounts (SNA) but are crucial for the welfare of the country’s people and sustainability of the labour force required for employment.