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 results are not comparable with the previous year’s 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: October 2016 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results
Researcher: Employment Research Division