Labor Force Survey Reports

Labor Force Survey Reports are summative papers that present the highlights of the quarterly Labor Force Survey of the Philippine Statistics Authority. The objective of the paper is to guide the Secretary in responding to public queries on the results of the survey; thus the reports are submitted to the Secretary prior to the release of the survey results to the public. ILS also distributes copies to Labor Communications Office for the purposes of crafting press releases on the results.

  • LFSR_1Q2018April 2018 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    Overall, the results of the April 2018 LFS round show a positive labor market outlook in terms of employment generation. Improvements were observed in the female labor force participation rate (LFPR) (from 46.2% in April 2017 to 46.5% in April 2018), indicating available opportunities for women in the domestic labor market. At the same time, employment expanded by 1.6% with a positive net employment generation at 1.6 million, relative to April…

  • LFSR_1Q2018-origJanuary 2018 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    The results of the January 2018 LFS round indicated a vibrant labor market in terms of employment generation. Labor force participation rate (LFPR) rose to 62.2 percent in January 2018 from 60.7 percent in January 2017. Improvements were observed in female LFPR, indicating more opportunities for women in the domestic labor market. At the same time, employment expanded by 6.1 percent (41.8 million) with an estimated 2.4 million net employment…

  • LFSR-oct2017October 2017 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    The results of the October 2017 LFS round indicated decent work gains in terms of generating quality employment. The underemployment rate eased considerably by 2.1 percentage points (ppts) from 18.0% to 15.9%, which has been a record low since October 2006. Moreover, vulnerable employment rate, as measured by share of self-employed and unpaid family workers to total employment, decreased to 33.9% to 36.4% year-on-year. However, despite notable…

  • LFS-3rd-2017July 2017 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    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. Click Here to…

  • lfsr_17-02April 2017 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    The results of the April 2017 LFS round indicated decent work gains, particularly in terms of generating quality employment. While employment contracted by 1.0% year-on-year (from 40.664 million in April 2016 to 40.271 million in April 2017), unemployment rate declined to 5.7% in April 2017 from 6.1% in April 2016. Underemployment rate also notably eased to 16.1% to from 18.3% over the same period. Click Here to Download LFS Report Title:…

  • LFSR01-17January 2017 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    The results of the January 2017 LFS round reported a labor force participation rate of 60.7% out of the 69.414 million population 15 years old and over. This is equivalent to about 42.109 million economically active population comprising either employed or unemployed persons. More so, the employment rate was reported at 93.4% and the unemployment rate at 6.6%. The underemployment rate was estimated at 16.3%. It may be noted that the current…

  • lfsrOctober 2016 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    The results of the October 2016 LFS round reported a labor force participation rate of 63.6% out of the 68.734 million population 15 years old and over. This is equivalent to about 43.704 million economically active population comprising either employed or unemployed persons. More so, the employment rate was reported at 95.3% and the unemployment rate at 4.7%. The underemployment rate was estimated at 18.0%. It should be noted that the current…

  • LFSRJuly 2016 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    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…

  • LFSRApril 2016 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    The results of the April 2016 LFS round reported a labor force participation rate of 63.63% out of the 66.805 million population of 15 years old and over. This is equivalent to about 42.510 million economically active population comprising either the employed or unemployed persons. More so, the employment rate was reported at 93.9% and the unemployment rate, 6.1%. The underemployment rate was estimated at 18.4%. This round is the start of a…

  • LFSRJanuary 2016 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    Overall employment situation: The results of the January 2016 LFS1 round indicated that decent work gains have been achieved particularly in terms of generating quality employment. Employment expanded by 2.0% (+752,000), year-on-year, accompanied by a decline in both the unemployment rate (5.8% from 6.6%) and part-time employment by 12.8% (12.506 million from 14.335 million). Further, vulnerable employment rate went down considerably to 33.4%…

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