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New Data: Philippines - LFS
Thursday, 22 Aug 2019 01:32 ET
By Jacky Cheung
January 2019 -- Data Buffet now carries labor force, employment and unemployment for all 18 regions as well as national level of the Philippines (54 new quarterly series from 1956).

Dataset properties:

  • Measurement: Thousand of persons (Ths. #)
  • Seasonal adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Geo coverage: National plus all 18 regions
  • Do all concept-geo pairs exist: No
  • Native frequency: Quarterly
  • Start date: As early as 1956Q1

The series reside in the historical catalog (Philippines » Labor and Wages » Labor force survey » Summary) and include, for example:

  •  LWQEMTUQ.IPHL = Labor force - Employment - Both sexes, (Ths. #, NSA) - for National
  •  LWQLFTUQ.IPHL = Labor force - Both sexes, (Ths. #, NSA) - for National
  LWQLFTUQ.IPHL_SK = Labor force - Both sexes, (Ths. #, NSA) - for Soccsksargen
  LWQEMTUQ.IPHL_AR = Employment - for Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM)
  LWQUNTUQ.IPHL_ZP = Unemployment - for Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX)

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.

Related ReleaseLabor Force
SourcePhilippine Statistics Authority
Release DateReference date
03 Sep 20203Q 2020
03 Dec 20204Q 2020