NSO Rizal targets 900 households for poverty & labor surveys

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, July 10 (PIA) — The National Statistics Office (NSO) identified around 900 sample households as respondents for the Annual Poverty Indicators Survey (APIS) and July 2013 Labor Force Surveys (LFS) to be conducted from July 9-31.

NSO Rizal Provincial Statistics Officer Nelia Ballesfin said that 10 NSO-Rizal staff together with other Calabarzon participants were trained on the conduct of surveys at the Southern Tagalog Integrated Agricultural Research Center (STIARC), Lipa City, Batangas from July 3-6.

The NSO staff then cascaded the instructions and information to several hired interviewers during a training held at the provincial office on July 8.

APIS is a yearly survey designed to provide information on different non-income indicators in relation to poverty which is done through the collection of data on socio-economic profiles of families and their living conditions.

Rizal’s sole city of Antipolo and municipalities excluding Teresa, Rizal will be the target of the surveys. (GG-PIA4A)


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