Labor and Employment

Labor Force Characteristics

Indicator
Employment Rate
Underemployment Rate
Labor Force Participation Rate
Unemployment Rate
Jan 2015
93.4
17.5
63.8
6.6
Oct 2014
94.0
18.7
64.3
6.0
Jan 2014
92.5
19.5
63.8
7.5

Latest Report from Labor Force Survey (LFS)

March 12, 2015

The employment rate in January 2015 was estimated at 93.4 percent. The employment rate for January 2014 was estimated at 92.5 percent.

Four regions, namely, National Capital Region (NCR) (90.7%), CALABARZON (91.4%), Ilocos Region (91.5... Read more about Employment Rate Estimated at 93.4 Percent in January 2015

Latest Report from Survey on Overseas Filipinos (SOF)

April 24, 2015

The number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) who worked abroad at anytime during the period April to September 2014 was estimated at 2.3 million. Overseas Contract Workers (OCWs) or those with existing work contract comprised 96.0 percent (2.2... Read more about Total Number of OFWs Estimated at 2.3 Million (Results from the 2014 Survey on Overseas Filipinos)¹

Latest Report from Survey on Children (SOC)

July 18, 2012

An estimated 5.492 million children aged 5 to 17 years were working in 2011 according to the preliminary results of the 2011 Survey on Children (SOC). In this survey, children aged 5 to 17 years who worked for at least one hour during the past 12... Read more about The number of working children 5 to 17 years old is estimated at 5.5 million (Preliminary Results of the 2011 Survey on Children)

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