Labor and Employment

Labor Force Characteristics

Indicator
Employment Rate
Underemployment Rate
Labor Force Participation Rate
Unemployment Rate
Oct 2018
94.9
13.3
60.6
5.1
Jul 2018
94.6
17.2
60.1
5.4
Oct 2017
95.0
15.9
62.1
5.0

Latest Report from Labor Force Survey (LFS)

May 12, 2020

Of the estimated 73.5 million population 15 years old and over in October 2019, approximately 45.2 million persons were in the labor force, that is, either employed or unemployed.

Latest Report from Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF)

Latest Report from Survey on Children (SOC)

December 9, 2015

Based on the final results of the 2011 SOC, the estimated number of children aged 5 to 17 years who worked for at least one hour during the past week in October 2011 was 3.3 million. They accounted for 12.4 percent of the estimated 26.6 million... Read more about Estimated Number of Working Children 5 to 17 Years Old Who Worked During The Past Week Was 3.3 Million (Final Results of the 2011 Survey on Children)

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