The results of the July 2017 LFS round indicated some decent work gains, particularly in terms of generating quality employment. Employment gains were seen in public administration, construction, manufacturing, and IT-BPM related sectors. While employment contracted by 1.9% year-on-year (from 40.954 million in July 2016 to 40.170 million in July 2017), underemployment rate notably eased to 16.3% from 17.4% over the same period.

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Title: July 2017 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results
Researcher: Employment Research Division