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)

June 5, 2019

The employment rate in April 2019 was estimated at 94.9 percent. In April 2018, the employment rate was 94.5 percent.

Latest Report from Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF)

April 30, 2019

The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who worked abroad at anytime during the period April to September 2018 was estimated at 2.3 million. Overseas Contract Workers (OCWs) with existing work contract comprised 96.2 percent of the total... Read more about Total Number of OFWs Estimated at 2.3 Million (Results from the 2018 Survey on Overseas Filipinos)

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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