Statistics on employment are crucial for policy formulation to promote employment; and also for monitoring progress of labour market characteristics as aspired in various national, regional and international development frameworks such as:- the Tanzania Development Vision 2025; African Agenda 2063; and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030. These frameworks have placed strong emphasis on issues related to promotion of employment, decent work, economic growth and social transformation, for which production of Labour Market Information (LMI) are key for their monitoring.
The main source of employment statistics produced by National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) are; Integrated Labour Force Survey (ILFS) and Employment and Earning Survey (EES). ILFS is a household based survey conducted after every five (5) years. EES is an establishment - based survey conducted annually. Other sources of employment statistics includes; Informal Sector Survey (ISS) and Child Labour Survey (CLS).