Labor and Employment

Employment Rate in January 2013 is Estimated at 92.9 Percent (Results from the January 2013 Labor Force Survey)

The results of the January 2013 Labor Force Survey (LFS) revealed that there were approximately 37.94 million employed persons in January 2013. This figure translates to an employment rate of 92.9 percent, which is similar to the employment rate reported in January 2012 (92.8%). Among the regions, Cagayan Valley (96.7%), and Zamboanga Peninsula (96.6%) had the highest employment rate. The National Capital Region (NCR) recorded the lowest employment rate at 90.5 percent.

Employment Rate is Estimated at 93.2 Percent in October 2012 Results from the October 2012 Labor Force Survey (LFS)

The October 2012 Labor Force Survey (LFS) results recorded an estimate of 37.7 million employed persons, which gives an employment rate of 93.2 percent. Last year's employment rate was estimated at 93.6 percent. Across regions, Cagayan Valley reported the highest employment rate of 97.6 percent, next is Zamboanga Peninsula with 96.6 percent. National Capital Region (NCR) posted the lowest employment rate of 89.0 percent.

Employment Situation in January 2012 (Final Results)

The population 15 years old and over in January 2012 was estimated at 62.7 million wherein approximately 40.2 million persons were reported to be in the labor force, that is, either employed or unemployed (Table 1 and Table 3). These figures placed the labor force participation rate (LFPR) at 64.2 percent. Last year's LFPR was 63.7 percent. Among the regions, MIMAROPA registered the highest LFPR at 69.9 percent while Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) had the lowest at 57.6 percent.

Informal sector operators counted at 10.5 million (Results from the 2008 Informal Sector Survey)

There were about 10.5 million informal sector operators identified in the 2008 Informal Sector Survey (2008 ISS) of the Philippines. This nationwide survey was conducted by the National Statistics Office with funding assistance provided by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN ESCAP).

Employment Situation in October 2011 (Final Results)

Of the estimated 62.2 million population 15 years old and over in October 2011, those who were in the labor force was estimated at 41.2 million. These figures translate to a labor force participation rate (LFPR) of 66.3 percent. The LFPR in October last year was 64.2 percent. Among the regions, MIMAROPA registered the highest LFPR at 71.8 while Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) posted the
lowest LFPR at 57.1 percent.

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