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20 June 2022, 12:00 - 13:30 Indochina Time / Bangkok | Open meeting

Stats Cafe 15/2022

The Asia-Pacific Stats Café Series on "Labour Accounts: Holding labour market data to account" was held on Monday, 20 June 2022 from 12.00-13.30 hours (UTC+7).

A labour account provides a conceptual framework through which existing labour market data from different sources (business and household) can be confronted and integrated, with the aim of producing a coherent and consistent set of labour market statistics. It can help users make sense of seemingly inconsistent labour related data, which are often based on different reference periods, populations, definitions and methodologies.

The Stats Café aimed to:

  1. Provide an overview of what labour accounts are; their frameworks and methods; and how they complement existing labour statistics.
  2. Describe Australia’s experiences in producing a labour account. This will include a brief overview of the frameworks and methods used, benefits of the labour account, and learnings.
  3. Share Malaysia’s perspective on developing and compiling a labour Account.

 


Opening remarks and moderator

Makoto Shimizu
Makoto Shimizu
Deputy Director, Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific, ESCAP
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Speakers

Kieran Walsh
Kieran Walsh
Statistical standards and methods Unit, ILO Department of Statistics
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Kieran Walsh is a Senior Statistician in the Labour Force Survey (LFS) Methodology Team of the ILO Department of Statistics. His focus is on providing support to countries seeking to implement the LFS using the latest standards and practices. Since joining the ILO in 2014 he has worked extensively on household survey research, development and testing, as well as contributing to many international fora including acting as chair of the Intersecretariat working group on household surveys technical working group. Prior to joining the ILO Kieran spent 13 years in the Central Statistics Office of Ireland covering many statistical domains such as prices, as well as a wide range of household and establishment surveys, including serving as the Director of Business Statistics.

Manpreet Singh
Manpreet Singh
Director, Business Statistics Futures Branch, Australian Bureau of Statistics
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Manpreet Singh has held a number of senior roles in the Australian Bureau of Statistics across business and household statistical programs. He is currently working in the Business Statistics Futures Branch, developing new timely statistical indicators from big data. He was previously involved in the development of the Australian Labour Account. Manpreet also spent 2.5 years working in Geneva as a Senior Statistician with the ILO, and is actively involved in a number of international committees relating to developing new and innovative statistical methods and international standards. He holds a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Western Australia.

Greg Jericho
Greg Jericho
Policy Director, Labour Market and Fiscal for the Centre for Future Work
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Dr Greg Jericho is the Policy Director, Labour Market and Fiscal for the Centre for Future Work. His PhD in English Literature is from James Cook University, and he holds an Honours Degree in Economics from Flinders University.

Greg also writes a weekly column on economics and politics for Guardian Australia – a position he has held since 2013. In 2016 he won the Walkley Award for Commentary, Analysis, Opinion & Critique, and in 2018 he was a Walkley Award finalist with Gareth Hutchens for their report on the crisis of wages in Australia in the Best Industrial Reporting category.

Nur Layali Mohd Ali Khan
Nur Layali Mohd Ali Khan
Principal Assistant Director, Malaysian Bureau of Labour Statistics, Department of Statistics Malaysia
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Nur Layali Mohd Ali Khan is a statistician attached to Malaysian Bureau of Labour Statistics, a new entity under the purview of Department of Statistics Malaysia dedicated to refine and strengthen national labour market official statistics. Among the many roles and responsibility undertaken since her tenure kicked-off in this organisation from December 2017 includes analyses of labour market statistics, development of new indicators as well as exploration and proposals of new methods to gauge comprehensive and granular labour market statistics. Having served the country’s statistical office for the past 18 years, her previous experiences include the analysis of statistics of income and poverty, migration and labour supply statistics, especially labour force survey. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) majoring in Statistics and Masters of Science in Applied Statistics.

Title Speaker/Presenter PPT
Labour accounts: General background and ILO work Kieran Walsh, Statistical standards and methods Unit, ILO Department of Statistics PPT
The Australian Labour Account: Methods, benefits and learnings Manpreet Singh, Director, Business Statistics Futures Branch, Australian Bureau of Statistics PPT
Developing Labour Accounts for Malaysia: Why, How and Where we are? Nur Layali Mohd Ali Khan, Principal Assistant Director, Employment & Unemployment Division, Malaysian Bureau of Labour Statistics, Department of Statistics Malaysia PPT
Telling stories with the labour account Greg Jericho, Policy Director, Labour Market and Fiscal for the Centre for Future Work PPT

for more information, please contact

Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) +81 43 299 9782 [email protected]
Statistics Division +66 2288 1234 [email protected]
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