Labor Force

Description of LFS

Employment Situation in October 2016 (Final Results)

The population 15 years old and over in October 2016 was estimated at 68.7 million wherein around 43.7 million persons were reported in the labor force, that is, either employed or unemployed (Table 1 and Table 2). These figures placed the labor force participation rate (LFPR) at 63.6 percent. Among the regions, Central Visayas registered the highest LFPR at 68.1 percent, while Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) registered the lowest LFPR at 54.4 percent (Figure 1).

Employment Situation in July 2016 (Final Results)

The population 15 years old and over in July 2016 was estimated at 68.4 million wherein about 43.3 million persons were reported in the labor force, that is, either employed or unemployed (Table 1 and Table 2). These figures placed the labor force participation rate (LFPR) at 63.2 percent. Among the regions, Northern Mindanao registered the highest LFPR at 66.8 percent, while Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) registered the lowest LFPR at 53.7 percent (Figure 1).

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