LabStat Updates

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

This LABSTAT Updates is the second 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 managerial and supervisory positions.

Safety and Health in the Workplace... Measures of Safety Performance (3rd of a Series on Occupational Injuries and Diseases)

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 a 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) Third 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 Third 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 ...Types of Injuries, Parts of Body Injured, Causes and Agents of Injuries (2nd of a Series on Occupational Injuries and Diseases)

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.

Wage Rates in Industries... Basic Pay and Allowances in Major Economic Activities (Second of a Series on Occupational Wages Survey)

The 2016 Occupational Wages Survey (OWS) is a nationwide establishment survey by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) which aims to generate statistics for wage and salary administration and minimum wage determination in collective bargaining negotiations. The survey reference period covers the pay period that includes 31 July 2016.
The OWS which is conducted every two (2) years is one of the designated statistical activities per E.O. 352 (s.1996) that generates one of the critical data for decision making in the government and the private sector. Further, the data category on “average monthly occupational wage rate of selected occupations” is one of the variables listed by the Philippine government under the Special Data Dissemination Standard (SDDS) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The SDDS serves as reference to member countries in the dissemination of economic and financial data to the public.

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