Description of LFS
Underemployed persons are employed persons who express the desire to have additional hours of work in their present job or an additional job, or have a new job with longer working hours. They were estimated at 6.0 million in October 2008. Of this number, 28.1 percent are women (1.7 million). This translates to an underemployment rate (the proportion of underemployed women to total employed women) of 12.8 percent for women. Underemployment rate among men is reported at 20.4 percent.
Deals with Philippine labor force and its socioeconomic characteristics primarily based on Labor Force Surveys conducted every quarter by the NSO. Data are published on national and regional levels. Also includes previous ISH results for comparative purposes.
Aims to provide users with additional insights on the size, structure, composition, and implications of the growing work force to the country's economy.