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_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%…

  • Employment Trends 2010-Oct 2015-page-001Employment Trends 2010-2015 (Based on the Labor Force Survey)

    This report gives an annual summary and analysis of statistics based on the Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority. Where available, latest year-on-year trends are also covered. For this 2010-2015 edition, data from the latest survey round of the LFS (October 2015) are compared with data from the same survey round in 2010. Click Here to Download LFS Report Title: Employment Trends 2010-2015 (Based on the Labor…

  • LFSROctober 2015 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    Description: Overall employment situation: The results of the October 2015 LFS1 round indicated that decent work gains have been achieved particularly in terms of generating quality employment. While employment expanded only by 0.4% (+163,000), year-on-year, the rate of vulnerable employment went down from 39.0% to 37.5%. The decline of vulnerable workers was also accompanied by a decline in both unemployment rate (5.7% from 6.0%) and…

  • LFSRJuly 2015 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    Description: Overall employment situation: The results of the July 2015 LFS1 round indicated that decent work gains have been achieved particularly in terms of generating quality employment. While employment contracted by 0.3%, year-on-year, the proportion of self-employed and unpaid family workers in total employment went down from 38.4% to 34.3%, which is the lowest vulnerable employment rate ever recorded. The decline in the number of…

  • LFSRApril 2015 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

    Desciption: Overall employment situation: The Philippine employment situation continues to improve as indicated in the results of the April 2015 LFS1 round. Employment grew by 1.3%, year-on-year. Unemployment rate decreased to 6.4% from 7.0%. Employment expansion was also accompanied by a decline in underemployment rate (17.8% from 18.2%). Further, vulnerable employment, as measured by the proportion of self-employed and unpaid family workers…

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