Employment rate among women at 93.5 percent
The estimated number of employed persons based on the October 2008 Labor Force Survey is 34.5 million. Of this number, 38.4 percent are women (13.3 million). This translates to an employment rate of 93.5 percent for women, higher than the employment rate of 93.0 percent for men.
Two regions register a high employment rate among women, with 97 for every 100 of the regions’ labor force reported as employed in October 2008. These are Cagayan Valley (96.8%) and Zamboanga Peninsula (96.6%). Only NCR registers an employment rate lower than 90 percent (88.3%).
One in three employed women reached college
The proportion of those who attended or completed high school and elementary among employed men (40.2% and 35.1%) are higher than that of employed women (36.4% and 28.1%). Among employed women, 33.7 percent attended or finished college while among employed men, 22.8 percent.