Labor and Employment

Employment Situation in April 2017 (Final Results)

The number of persons who were in the labor force was reported at 42.7 million of the estimated 69.6 million population 15 years old and over in April 2017. This placed the labor force participation rate (LFPR) at 61.4 percent, which means that six in ten of the population aged 15 years and over were either employed or unemployed. Central Visayas region had the highest reported LFPR with 67.3 percent while the lowest LFPR reported was in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao at 48.2 percent (Table 1 and Figure 1).


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