2016 PIYLS - Statistical Tables

Data Source, Coverage and Definition of Terms

Data Source and Coverage

Employment of Specific Groups of Workers

PART A.  DATA BASED ON SURVEY OF SPECIFIC GROUPS OF WORKERS

Source

Survey of Specific Groups of Workers (SSGW)

Agency Responsible

Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES)

Reporting Unit Establishment employing at least 10 workers

Reference Period

March 31

Periodicity

Annually

Disaggregation

Geographic Area:  National

Industry:  Major industry group

Release Schedule

One (1) year after reference period

Availability

From 1989 to 1997

Other Information

Survey was discontinued in 1998 due to other survey priorities.

 

PART B - CURRENT DATA SERIES

Source

2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2007/2008, 2009//2010 and 2011/2012 BLES Integrated Survey (BITS) Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment (ISLE) starting 2013

Agency Responsible

Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

Reporting Unit

Establishment employing atleast 20 workers

Reference Period

June 30

Periodicity

Annually for 2003 and 2004 reference periods; 
Starting 2008 reference period, every two years

Disaggregation

Geographic Area:  National
Industry:  Major industry group

Release Schedule

16 months after reference period

Availability

From 2003

Other Information

  1. Before 2012, data limited to non-agricultural establishments.
  2. Before the creation of the PSA in 2013, the statistics were published in the name of the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics.

 

Definition of Terms - Part A

Terminology Definition
Casual Workers

refer to those workers engaged to fill up vacancies or new positions created by the absence of prospective employees or qualified applicants for the job or are not usually necessary or desirable in usual business or trade of the employer. Unlike permanent or regular employees, they are given appointments for the position for a fixed date or time only.

Commmision Workers

refer to those persons working for the establishment and are paid on the basis of a certain percentage of money received in a transaction. They may receive basic pay depending on their working arrangement with the establishment.

Contractual Workers

refer to those workers whose employment have been fixed for a specific project or undertaking the completion or termination of which has been determined at the time of engagement.

Employment

refers to total number of persons who worked in or for the establishment. Service workers hired through service contractors i.e. security guards, janitors, messengers and homeworkers are excluded. Employment includes the following:

- Working Owners
  • owners who do not receive regular pay
- Unpaid Workers
  • persons working without regular pay for at least 1/3 of the working time normal to the establishment.
Establishment

an economic unit which engages under a single ownership or control i.e. under a single legal entity, in one, or predominantly one kind of economic activity at a single fixed location.

Minimum Wage Earners

refer to those workers who are paid the minimum wage rates fixed by the Regional Tripartite Wages and Productivity Boards.

Part-Time Workers

refer to those workers who are paid the minimum wage rates fixed by the Regional Trrefer to those who work at jobs which provide less than the working time normal to the establishment.ipartite Wages and Productivity Boards.

Piece-Rated Workers

refer to those workers whose remuneration is proportionate to their output or number of units produced. This group of workers excludes task or `pakyao’ workers, commission workers and homeworkers.

Time-Rated Workers

refer to those workers whose remuneration is for a time unit of work such as an hour, a day or a month.

Definition of Terms - Part B

Terminology Definition
Agency Hired Workers

refer to those workers hired through agencies/contractors to perform or complete a job, work or service within the premises of the establishment. They are excluded from the total employment of the establishment.

Commission Workers

refer to those workers paid on the basis of a certain percentage of money received for a transaction. These persons may be part of employment of the establishment (on regular payroll) or paid purely on commission (not part of establishment employment).

Employment

refers to total number of persons who worked or received pay from the establishment. Silent or inactive partners, members of the board of directors paid solely for attendance at meetings, workers on indefinite leave, laid off workers for six (6) months or more, persons purely on commission and without employer control, consultants, persons on retainer basis, contract out/agency hired workers and homeworkers are excluded. Employment includes the following:

Unpaid Workers

apprentices and learners without regular pay and persons without regular pay who work for at least one-third of the working time normal to the establishment.

Employees

categorized into:

Managers and Executives

workers whose main responsibilities are to determine and formulate policies and plan, direct, control and coordinate the activities of enterprises and organizations, or their internal departments or sections. Working owners receiving regular pay are included.

Supervisors/Foremen

workers whose main responsibilities are to plan, direct, organize and supervise the daily activities of workers in the section or unit concerned with the production of goods or the provision of services, subject to the general directive of managers.

Rank and File Workers

those who do not fall within the managerial or supervisory classification of employees. These consist of:

Non-regular Workers

such as:

- Probationary Workers

those on trial period during which the employer determines their fitness to qualify for regular employment, based on reasonable standards made known to them at the time of engagement.

- Contractual / Project-based Workers

those whose employment has been fixed for a specific project or undertaking, the completion or termination of which has been determined at the time of engagement. Agency-hired workers are excluded.

- Seasonal Workers

those whose employment, specifically its timing and duration, is significantly influenced by seasonal factors.

- Apprentices / Learners

those who are covered by written apprenticeship/learnership agreements with individual employers or any of the entities with duly recognized programs.

Establishment

an economic unit engaged in one or predominantly one kind of economic activity under a single ownership or control at a single fixed location, e.g. mine, factory, store, bank, restaurant. For multi-unit enterprises with different outlets and subsidiaries or whose activities are located at different locations, each branch, outlet or subsidiary is considered an establishment. For firms engaged in activities which may be physically dispersed such as mining, construction, real estate development, transportation, communication, insurance, etc., the establishment is the base from which personnel operate to carry out their activities or from which they are paid.

'Pakyao' or 'Takay' Workers

those whose job or work to be performed is in bulk or volumes which are difficult to quantify (commonly practiced in the agricultural industry).

Persons with Disabilities

refer to those workers suffering from restriction or different disabilities, as a result of mental, physical or sensory impairment, to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being.

Piece Rate Workers

those who are paid on the basis of the number of units produced rather than on the time spent in production.

Production Standard (Quota) Workers

refer to those workers whose performance is measured based on an imposed minimum amount or quantity of production for a given period, usually 8 hours.

Task Workers

refer to those workers who are paid for performing specific work irrespective of the time consumed.

Time-Rate Workers

refer to those workers paid on the basis of a time unit of work such as an hour, a day or a month.

Workers Paid the Minimum Wage

those whose employment, specifically its timing and duration, is significantly influenced by seasonal factors.

Workers Who Work on Shift

refer to those workers who work on work schedules, whether successive or overlapping, within a 12-hour or 24-hour day of work.