Description of LFS
Unemployment rate in July 2020 was estimated at 10.0 percent. This is higher than the unemployment rate of the same month a year ago placed at 5.4 percent, but lower than the record high 17.7 percent during April 2020.
The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) announces the conduct of the Press Conference on the results of the July 2020 Labor Force Survey which will be held on 03 September 2020 (Thursday) at 9:00AM through videoconference using Zoom.
In January 2020, the working age population (15 years old and over) was estimated at 72.8 million. Among these, 61.7 percent were in the labor force. This translates to approximately 44.9 million Filipinos in the labor force; that is, either employed or unemployed (Table 1, and Table 3). At the regional level, Region X (Northern Mindanao) had the highest reported labor force participation rate (LFPR) estimated at 70.0 percent while Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) had the lowest LFPR at 50.8 percent (Table 1, and Figure 1).