This report presents the Key results of the Integrated Labour Force Survey (ILFS) conducted in Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar from July 2020 to June 2021. The survey was conducted by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and Office of the Chief Government Statistician Zanzibar (OCGS) in collaboration with the Prime Minister’s Office, Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Youth, Employment and Person with Disability on behalf of the Government of United Republic of Tanzania. The 2020/21 is the sixth of such survey conducted by the Government in collaboration with Development Partners (DPs) and other stakeholders.
The history of labour force surveys in Tanzania Mainland goes back to 1965 when the first post-independence survey was conducted. It was followed by the surveys conducted in 1990/91, 2000/2001, 2006 and 2014. The objective of these surveys was to collect labour market information and other socio-economic data required for policy formulation to promote employment and for monitoring employment and unemployment trends as indicated in national, regional and international development aspirations, which include: -the National Five-year Development Plan III, National Development Vision 2025; Zanzibar Vision 2050; African Agenda 2063; East Africa Vision 2050 and and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, 2030, specifically Goal Number 8 which promote sustained economic growth and decent work.