Statistical Tables on Overseas Filipino Workers

June 14, 2007

The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) during the period April to September 2005 was estimated at 1.33 million. This number is 12.5 percent more than the 1.18 million OFWs estimated for the period April to September 2004. The overseas... Read more about 2005 Survey on Overseas Filipinos

May 29, 2007

The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who worked abroad at anytime during the period April to September 2006 reached 1.52 million. The 2006 estimate represents an increase of 14.3 percent over... Read more about One in Three Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) is a Laborer or Unskilled Worker (Results from the 2006 Survey On Overseas Filipinos)

May 29, 2007

The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who worked abroad at anytime during the period April to September 2006 reached 1.52 million. The 2006 estimate represents an increase of 14.3 percent over the 1.33 million OFWs estimated for the... Read more about One in Three Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) is a Laborer or Unskilled Worker (Results from the 2006 Survey on Overseas Filipinos)

September 20, 2006

The 2005 estimate of OFWs is 12.5 percent more than the 1.18 million OFWs estimated for the period April to September 2004. The overseas contract workers (OCWs) or those with existing work-contract comprised 91.6 percent of the total OFWs during... Read more about One Out of Five Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs ) is in Saudi Arabia (Results from the 2005 Survey on Overseas Filipinos)

April 23, 2003

The number of Overseas Filipinos Workers (OFWs) who worked abroad during the period April to September 2002 reached 1.06 million, up by 2.6 percent from 1.03 million a year ago. Of this total, 93.8 percent or 990 thousand were overseas contract... Read more about 2002 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF)

May 2, 2002

The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who worked abroad during the period April to September 2001 was estimated at 1.03 million, up by 5.2 percent from 978 thousand a year ago.

October 4, 2001

The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who worked abroad from April to September 2000 was estimated at 978 thousand, down by 3.7 percent over the 1,016 thousand in the same period in 1999.

May 30, 2001

Total number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) reached 1.043 million in 1999. The figure edged up by 15.4 percent compared to last year's estimate of 904 thousand. The number of Overseas Contract Workers (OCW) grew to 991 thousand in 1999. This... Read more about Highlights of the Survey on Overseas Filipinos 1999

May 10, 2001

The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who worked abroad was estimated at 904 thousand during April to September 1998. This was lower by 109 thousand from the 1997 figure of 1,013 thousand workers. Similarly, the number of OCWs decreased... Read more about Highlights of the Survey on Overseas Filipinos 1997

October 29, 1997

The total number of Filipinos (OFW) who worked abroad during the period from April to September 1996 was estimated at 900 thousand persons. The figure was higher by 13.2 percent or 105 thousand from 795 thousand workers during the same period... Read more about Press Release on the 1996 Overseas Filipino Workers

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