Labor Force

Description of LFS

Employment Rate in July 2019 is Estimated at 94.6 Percent

The employment rate in July 2019 was estimated at 94.6 percent. In July 2018, the employment rate was the same at 94.6 percent. The labor force participation rate (LFPR) in July 2019 was estimated at 62.1 percent given the population 15 years old and over of 73.1 million. The LFPR in July 2018 was 60.1 percent. The labor force population consists of the employed and the unemployed 15 years old and over.

Employment Situation in January 2019

In January 2019, the total population 15 years old and over was estimated at 72.5 million wherein the number of persons who were in the labor force was reported at 43.7 million. This placed the labor force participation rate (LFPR) at 60.2 percent, which means that six in ten of the population aged 15 years and over were either employed or unemployed.

SOCCSKSARGEN (Region XII) had the highest reported LFPR with 63.3 percent while the lowest LFPR reported was in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) at 47.7 percent (Table 1 and Figure 1).


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