Description of LFS
The population 15 years old and over in January 2017 was estimated at 69.4 million. Of this number, 42.1 million were in the labor force.
The employment rate in July 2017 was estimated at 94.4 percent. In July 2016, the employment rate was 94.6 percent.
2016 Annual LFS Estimates Tables
The population 15 years old and over in October 2016 was estimated at 68.7 million wherein around 43.7 million persons were reported in the labor force, that is, either employed or unemployed (Table 1 and Table 2). These figures placed the labor force participation rate (LFPR) at 63.6 percent. Among the regions, Central Visayas registered the highest LFPR at 68.1 percent, while Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) registered the lowest LFPR at 54.4 percent (Figure 1).