CBS starts Labour force survey on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba

Press Release CBS

From the end of September until the end of November of this year, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) will conduct the Labour force survey (LFS) on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba. Interviewers of CBS will go to the randomly selected households to administer the questionnaire.

The Labour force survey is a sample survey conducted among households every two years by CBS. In this survey, CBS measures labour market developments in the Caribbean Netherlands. One of the most important results of the LFS is the unemployment rate, i.e. the percentage of the labour force that is looking for a job. Other important results are the participation rate, the level of education, profession and working hours.


To gain a better understanding of the labour market developments on Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba, CBS would like to kindly ask all selected households to participate in the survey. For this survey a total of 890 addresses were randomly selected on Bonaire, 558 on St Eustatius and 557 on Saba.


CBS is obligated by law to process the collected information strictly confidentially. Therefore, we have taken various measures to protect your information. All our interviewers have a CBS identification badge and must identify themselves upon request, so that everyone can be sure that the interview is being carried out by CBS.

CBS would like to thank all participants for cooperating in this survey.


For further information and questions, please contact CBS via +599 717 8676 or via caribischnederland@cbs.nl.



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