Description of LFS
The employment rate in April 2017 was estimated at 94.3 percent. In April 2016, the employment rate was 93.9 percent.
Statistical Tables on Labor Force Survey (LFS) from the results of July 2016 LFS.
The population 15 years old and over in July 2016 was estimated at 68.4 million wherein about 43.3 million persons were reported in the labor force, that is, either employed or unemployed (Table 1 and Table 2). These figures placed the labor force participation rate (LFPR) at 63.2 percent. Among the regions, Northern Mindanao registered the highest LFPR at 66.8 percent, while Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) registered the lowest LFPR at 53.7 percent (Figure 1).
The employment rate in January 2017 was estimated at 93.4 percent. Four regions, namely, Ilocos Region (91.3%), National Capital Region (NCR) (91.5%), Caraga (91.5%), and CALABARZON (91.8%) had the lowest employment rates (Table 4). The labor force participation rate (LFPR) in January 2017 was estimated at 60.7 percent given the labor force population of 69.4 million. The labor force population consists of the employed and the unemployed 15 years old and over.