Labor and Employment

Employment Rate Estimated at 93.1 Percent In July 2010 Results from the July 2010 Labor Force Survey (LFS)

The July 2010 LFS also revealed that the size of the labor force was approximately 39.0 million out of the estimated 60.9 million population 15 years old and over. Correspondingly, these numbers translate to a labor force participation rate (LFPR) of 64.0 percent. The LFPR in July 2009 was 64.6 percent.

2002 Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF)

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 workers (OCWs) or those with existing work-contract abroad. Their number also went up by 2.7 percent from 964 thousand in April to September 2001


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