Sixty percent of the population 15 years old and over are in the labor force
Employment rate is recorded at
The total number of employed persons was estimated at
Five of the
More males are employed than females
Three in every
The largest number of employed persons were in the
More than half of the employed persons are working in services sector
The employed persons were grouped in three broad sectors, namely: agriculture, industry, and services sector. Workers in the services sector comprised the largest proportion of the employed population. These employed persons made up 55.9 percent of the total employed in
Classified according to sub-sector or major industry groups, workers in the wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles comprised the biggest percentage of the total employed in
More than one-fourth of employed persons are in elementary occupations
Among the various occupation groups, workers in elementary occupations made up the largest percentage of the employed population in
60 percent of the employed persons are wage and salary workers
Employed persons were categorized as wage and salary workers, self-employed without any paid employee, employer in own family-operated farm or business and worked without pay in own family-operated farm or business or unpaid family workers.
Wage and salary workers are those who work for private households, private establishments, government and government-controlled corporations and those who work with pay in own family-operated farm or business.
Classified according to broad industry group, three in every five unpaid family
Two-thirds of the total employed persons are full-time workers
Employed persons are classified as either full-time workers or part-time workers. Full-time workers are those who work
Underemployment rate is registered at
The underemployed persons or those employed persons who express the desire to have additional hours of work in their present job, or to have additional job, or to have a new job with longer working hours were estimated at
Underemployed persons who work for less
Unemployment rate reach 5.2 percent
There were more unemployed
Four in ten persons are not in the labor force
By age group,
The labor force population in
Total employed persons were approximately
Workers in elementary occupations made up the largest proportion of employed persons as they comprised
Total unemployed persons were accounted
Underemployment rate was estimated at
(Sgd.) CLAIRE DENNIS S. MAPA, Ph.D.
National Statistician and Civil Registrar General
The Labor Force Survey (LFS) is a nationwide quarterly survey conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) during the months of January, April, July, and October. For this release, the data being presented are based on the final results of the
The reference period used in the survey is the past
The concepts and definitions used in the survey can be found in PSA Integrated Survey of Households (ISH) Bulletins. Some are given below:
a. Labor Force – refers to the
b. Employed – refers to persons in the labor force who are reported either as at work or with a job or business although not at work. Persons at work are those who did some work, even for an hour during the reference period.
c. Unemployed – refers to persons in the labor force who are reported as:
1. without work; and
2. currently available for work; and
3. seeking work or not seeking work due to the following reasons:
i. belief that no work is available, or
ii. awaiting results of previous job application, or
iii. because of temporary illness or disability, or
iv. bad weather, or
v. waiting for rehire or job recall.
d. Underemployed – refers to employed persons who express the desire to have additional hours of work in their present job or an additional job, or a new job with longer working hours.
e. Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) – refers to the proportion of total labor force to the total household
f. Employment Rate – refers to the proportion of employed persons to the total labor force.
g. Unemployment Rate – refers to the proportion of unemployed persons to the total labor force.
h. Underemployment Rate – refers to the proportion of underemployed persons to total employed persons.
Question on vocational course was introduced in the
Starting with the
Overseas Filipino Workers are not considered part of the labor force in the Philippines. Hence, in the LFS, data on economic characteristics of household members who are overseas workers are not collected. For the LFS reports, they are excluded in the estimation of the size of working population, that is, population