Philippines - Labor Force Employment





Philippines: Labor Force Employment

Mnemonic LBE.IPHL
Unit # Ths., NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 2.11 %
Data 2019 Q2 42,242
2019 Q1 41,368

Series Information

Source Philippine Statistics Authority
Release Labor Force Survey
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/1956
End Date 6/30/2019

Philippines: Labor

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Labor Force Employment 2019 Q2 42,242 41,368 # Ths., NSA Quarterly
Total Employment 2019 Q2 42,242 41,368 # Ths., NSA Quarterly
Unemployment 2019 Q2 2,286 2,286 # Ths., NSA Quarterly
Real Wages & Salaries 2019 Q1 2,728,669 2,941,154 Mil. 2000 PHP, NSA Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2019 Q1 5.24 5.06 %, NSA Quarterly
Agriculture Employment 2017 11,589,853 11,807,387 # Annual

Release Information

The Labor Force Survey covers a range of labor market statistics, including: particpation rate, employment, unemployment and underremployment rate by region; employment status; employed persons.

Year  Reference
Period 
 Population
Coverage 
 Unemployment
Definition 
March 1971 - August 1976 Past Week 10 years old and over Include those who were reported as wanting and looking for full-time work
First Qtr 1976 - First qtr 1987 Past Quarter             15 years old and over Include those wanting and looking for work      
July 1987 - October 1996
January 1997 - January 2005                               
Past Week 15 years old and over Based on 2 criteria
1. Without work
2. Seeking work
April 2005 - Present Past Week 15 years old and over Based on 3 criteria:
1. Without work
2. Currently available for work
3. Seeking work

 

Starting April 2005, the new unemployment definition was adopted per NSCB Resolution no. 15 dated October 20, 2004. As indicated in the said resolution, the unemployed include all persons who are 15 years old and over as of their last birthday and are reported as: (1) without work and currently available for work and seeking work; OR (2) without work and currently available for work but not seeking work for the following reasons:

1.)  Tired/believed no work available

2.)  Awaiting results of previous job application

3.)  Temporary illness/disability

4.)  Bad Weather

5.)  Waiting for rehire/job recall

Starting June 2016 the Employment by Occupation series have adopted a PSOC 2012 calculation method. Prior was PSOC 1992.

Revisions are made periodically