Employment Situation in October 2018

Of the estimated 71.9 million population 15 years old and over in October 2018, approximately 43.5 million persons were in the labor force, that is, either employed or unemployed (Table 1 and Table 3). This translates to a labor force participation rate (LFPR) of 60.6 percent. Region X (Northern Mindanao) had the highest reported LFPR with 65.2 percent while the lowest LFPR reported was in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) at 49.5 percent (Table 1 and Figure 1).


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