Labour Force Survey

If you have received Central Statistical Bureau letter, your address was selected with random sampling method.  All persons living in the household will have to answer general questions, while persons aged 15–74 will be asked also about employment, experience when seeking job, etc.

The survey will be conducted in four waves with a break of few months between the interviews.

Aiming to limit the spread of COVID-19, as of March 13 Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia (CSB) is not conducting face-to-face interviews at respondent residences.

All interviews are taken by phone.

CSB acquired your contact details from the Road Traffic Safety Directorate, Office of Citizenship and Migration Affairs, and State Revenue Service in line with the Paragraph 4.30.2 of the Cabinet Order No 103 “Regarding Declaration of the Emergency Situation” of 12 March 2020. 

Phone number of the interviewer is indicated on the back side of the letter. If you have any questions about interview, please contact your interviewer by calling the phone number indicated. 

If you want to verify identity of your interviewer or find out any other information about the survey:

If you want to answer survey questions in English, you may use one of the following options:

1) fill in the paper questionnaire by yourself and give it back to the interviewer during his/her visit,

2) fill in the paper questionnaire and give it back to the interviewer later at a place, time and date agreed beforehand,

3) download the questionnaire from the CSB website, fill it in by yourself, and send it back to the e-mail address aptauja@csb.gov.lv within the next seven days.

You may download the English questionnaire form:

4) (on weekdays from 9:00 to 16:00 o’clock) call the phone number indicated in the brochure and answer the survey questions by phone within the next seven days.

The following interviews (starting from the second wave) will be conducted on the Internet or by phone. More information on 2nd, 3rd and 4th wave will be given in the letter that you will receive before the next interview as well as is available on the CSB website.


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