LabStat Updates

Occupational Shortages and Surpluses: 2015-2016…Statistics on Job Vacancies (Third of a series)

This LABSTAT Updates is the third in a series of reports that presents the highlights of the results of the 2015/2016 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) module entitled Occupational Shortages and Surpluses. Conducted every two years, the ISLE is a nationwide sample survey covering agricultural and non-agricultural establishments with 20 or more workers. The latest survey, 2015/2016 ISLE, covered 12,926 establishments.

The indicator for employment by occupation comprises statistics on job vacancies classified according to major groups as defined in the 2012 Philippine Standard Occupational Classification (PSOC). This version of the PSOC distinguishes 10 major groups: (1) Managers; (2) Professionals; (3) Technicians and associate professionals; (4) Clerical support workers; (5) Service and sales workers; (6) Skilled agricultural, forestry and fishery workers; (7) Craft and related trade workers; (8) Plant and machine operators and assemblers; (9) Elementary occupations; and (10) Armed forces occupations. This issue presents statistics on job openings or vacancies that were made available for placements by establishments during the 18-month period covering January 2015 to June 2016 specifically for professional positions.

Productivity-Based Incentive Schemes: 2015 (Second of a Series on Industrial Relations Practices)

The 2015/2016 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) is one of the regular establishment-based surveys of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) which is conducted every two (2) years. The survey covered a total of 12,926 agricultural and non-agricultural establishments employing 20 or more workers nationwide. The main objective of the survey is to generate integrated data sets on employment of specific groups of workers; occupational shortages and surpluses; training of workers; productivity-based incentive schemes; occupational safety and health practices; and occupational injuries and diseases. These data are valuable inputs to studies on industry trends and practices and serve as bases for the formulation of policies on employment, conditions of work and industrial relations. To some extent, the survey results will also be used to assess the progress of decent work in the country.

Labor Turnover Statistics (in enterprises in Metro Manila) Fourth Quarter 2017

The Labor Turnover Survey (LTS) is a quarterly sample survey of enterprises conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) since the third quarter of 2002. The survey aims to capture “job creations” and “job displacements” in business enterprises based in Metro Manila by collecting quarterly data on accessions and separations of workers.

A total of 1,372 enterprises served as respondents to the Fourth Quarter 2017 Labor Turnover Survey. The sample enterprises were drawn from the 2016 List of Enterprises.The retrieval rate for this quarter was placed at 98.8 percent.

Safety and Health in the Workplace...Cases of Occupational Diseases (Last of a 4-Part Series)

The 2015/2016 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) is one of the regular establishment-based surveys of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) which is conducted every two (2) years. The survey covered a total of 12,926 agricultural and non-agricultural establishments employing 20 or more workers nationwide.

This series of LABSTAT Updates highlights the results of the 2015/2016 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE). In particular, this last issue focuses on the results of the module on “Occupational Injuries and Diseases”. Presented in this issue are statistics on the number of cases of occupational diseases by major industry group and occupational diseases by type of disease for the period 2015 as compared with 2013. Also included are common occupational diseases on the sub-sectors on (1) call center activities and; (2) rental and leasing activities; security and investigation activities; services to buildings and landscape activities.

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