Labor and Employment

Employment Situation in April 2016 (Final Results)

Of the estimated 68.2 million population 15 years old and over in April 2016, the number of persons who were in the labor force was reported at 43.3 million. This placed the labor force participation rate (LFPR) at 63.5 percent, which means that six in ten of the population aged 15 years and over were either employed or unemployed. The lowest LFPR reported was in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao at 50.6 percent (Table 1).

Employment Rate in October 2016 is Estimated at 95.3 Percent

The employment rate in October 2016 was estimated at 95.3 percent. Five regions, namely, CALABARZON (93.8%), National Capital Region (NCR) (94.1%), Central Luzon (94.3%), Ilocos Region (94.6%), and Central Visayas (94.9%) had employment rates lower than the national figure (Table 4). The labor force participation rate (LFPR) in October 2016 was estimated at 63.6 percent given the labor force population of 68.7 million. The labor force population consists of the employed and the unemployed 15 years old and over.

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