Description of LFS
Using the average estimates of the four LFS rounds (January, April, July and October LFS in 2009), the annual employment rate or the annual proportion of employed persons to the total labor force in the country in 2009 was 92.5 percent. Among the 17 administrative regions, the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) posted the highest employment rate at 97.7% in 2009. The National Capital Region on the other hand, ranked lowest at 87.2 percent.
Children comprised about 31 percent of the total population. A total of 24.9 million Filipino children 5-17 years old was recorded as of October 2001; an increase of 11.2 percent compared to the 22.4 million children in 1995.
Labor force in July 2000 declined by a slight 25 thousand or 0.1% compared to July last year.
The annual employment rate or the percentage of the labor force who were employed in 2010 was 92.7 percent. This rate was calculated using the average estimates of employed persons and persons in the labor force from the four rounds of the quarterly Labor Force Survey (LFS) conducted in 2010. Last year's employment rate was 92.5 percent.
Persons aged 15 years old and over in April 2000 increased by 2.6 percent compared to last year. However, the labor force in April 2000 decreased by 1.7 percent, notably in Mindanao.