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)

December 7, 2022

The country’s employment rate continued to pick-up to 95.5 percent in October 2022, from 95.0 percent in the previous month. The estimated employment rate this October 2022 was the highest rate recorded since January 2020 and registered to have... Read more about Employment Rate in October 2022 is Estimated at 95.5 Percent

Latest Report from Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF)

December 2, 2022

The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) or Filipino workers who worked abroad during the period of April to September 2021 was estimated at
1.83 million.

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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