Employment Rate in July 2018 is Estimated at 94.6 Percent

The employment rate in July 2018 was estimated at 94.6 percent. In July 2017, the employment rate was 94.4 percent. Regions with lowest employment rates were Ilocos Region (93.5%), Central Luzon (93.7%), CALABARZON (93.7%), Bicol Region (93.7%), and National Capital Region (NCR) (93.9%) (Table 4). The labor force participation rate (LFPR) in July 2018 was estimated at 60.1 percent given the population 15 years old and over of 71.6 million. The LFPR in July 2017 was 60.6 percent. The labor force population consists of the employed and the unemployed 15 years old and over.


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