Mission and Vision
KLMIS Users and Benefits
KLMIS Data Sources
Key Labour Market Indicators
Resources and Publications
KLMIS Data Sources
The main data source of labour market data (all over the world) is the Labour Force Survey (LFS), which in Kenya is part of the CHSP implemented by the KNBS. In particular, the Key Labour Market Indicators, which represent the core of KLMIS, are estimated using the LFS data. This implies that the regular implementation of the LFS is the prerequisite for the sustainability of KLMIS.
It is envisaged that for the development of the KLMIS, best use of the existing statistical infrastructure is critical. This entails close collaboration and formal data sharing agreements (MoU) between the SDL/NHRDPD and other government agencies that produce labor market data. These are primarily KNBS, the Ministry of Education, National Employment Authority (NEA) and National Industrial Training Authority (NITA). Close collaboration between the SDL/NHRDP and other data providers is also essential to ensure data quality.
Administrative data sources-For example Annual Employer Returns from NEA, NEA statistics on vacancies and jobseekers, Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBA) from collective bargaining registry at State Department for Labour and Skills Development
National Surveys Data sources that include Household based Surveys (eg LFS); Manpower Surveys; Population Census
Special surveys deployed on an ad hoc basis to address a particular information need. For example, surveys aiming at measuring the supply of and demand for skills (such as the World Bank STEP household and employer surveys); Skill specific data sources; sector studies; Employers surveys; Vacancy surveys; Tracer studies and Survey of Training Institutions (STLI); Informal Sector Survey
Qualitative data sources that include Literature review including review of general press and internet sources; Consultation with stakeholders and experts and Foresight – qualitative analysis of long-term skills trends.
Projections of labour demand and supply (quantitative forecasting models). These methods usually draw on the data sources mentioned above to produce information about future developments in the labour market
Reports and documents from social partners such as Federation of Kenya Employers (FKE), Central Organization of Trade Unions (COTU), Population census;
Internship Policy & Guidelines
Kenya National Bureau of Statistics
InternationaL Labour Organization
Kenya Universities and Colleges Placement Board
Technical and Vocational Education Training Authority
Commission for University Education