Q. Periodic Labour Force Survey was seen in news recently. Which of the following organisation conducts the survey?

[A] National Statistical Office (NSO)

[B] National Sample Survey Organisation

[C] Ministry of Labour

[D] NITI Aayog

Answer: A

The government released the latest annual report of the Periodic Labour Force Survey (PLFS). The data was for the 12 months (or four quarters) between July 2019 and June 2020. The PLFS report shows unemployment rates are falling in a year when GDP growth hit a low. 

The PLFS is an annual survey conducted by the National Statistical Office (NSO). It was started in 2017, and it essentially maps the state of employment. In doing so, it collects data on variables such as the level of unemployment, the types of employment and their respective shares, etc. 

Earlier, this job was done by Employment-Unemployment Surveys, but these were conducted once every five years. 

Source: The Indian Express