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 6, 2022

Employment rate was placed at 94.2 percent in March 2022, it was the highest since April 2020 but lower than the registered employment rate in January 2020 at 94.7 percent. In March 2021, employment rate was reported at 92.9 percent.

Latest Report from Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF)

March 7, 2022

The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) or Filipino workers who worked abroad during the period of April to September 2020 was estimated at 1.77 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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