Labor and Employment

Employment Rate in July 2012 is Estimated at 93.0 Percent

The results of the July 2012 Labor Force Survey (LFS) recorded an estimate of 37.6 million employed persons, which translated to an employment rate of 93.0 percent. This rate is almost the same with the reported estimate of 92.9 percent in July 2011. Among the regions, Cagayan Valley recorded the highest employment rate of 96.8 percent, followed by MIMAROPA and Zamboanga Peninsula (95.9% each). The lowest employment rate was recorded in National Capital Region (NCR) with 90.1 percent.

Employment Rate in January 2012 is Estimated at 92.8 Percent (Results from the January 2012 Labor Force Survey)

Cagayan Valley posted the highest employment rate in January 2012 at 97.6 percent. The following regions had also posted high employment rates, namely: Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), 97.0 percent, MIMAROPA and Zamboanga Peninsula, each registering a rate of 96.6 percent, and SOCCSKSARGEN, 96.0 percent. The National Capital Region (NCR) had the lowest employment rate at 87.8 percent.

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