The results of the July 2016 LFS round reported a labor force participation rate of 63.3% out of the 68.436 million population 15 years old and over. This is equivalent to about 43.309 million economically active population comprising either employed or unemployed persons. More so, the employment rate was reported at 94.6% and the unemployment rate at 5.4%. The underemployment rate was estimated at 17.3%. It is difficult to compare the current results to that of the previous year due to a break in the data series following the adoption of the 2013 Master Sample for household-based surveys starting the April 2016 round.

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Title: July 2016 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results
Researcher: Employment Research Division