January 2019 LABOR FORCE SURVEY (LFS) RESULTS

The January 2019 LFS round shows that the labor force participation rate (LFPR) dropped to 60.2 percent from 62. 2 percent a year ago. While employment gains were recorded in the industry and services sector, these were negated by employment losses in agriculture as the overall employment level declined to 41.368 million from 41.755 million, continue reading

July 2018 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results

Consistent with the steady growth of the economy, the July 2018 round of LFS showed modest increase in employment rate to 94.6%, with the number of employed persons registering a 1.2% growth from the same period in 2017. However, underemployment remains a concern, as it further increased to 17.2% (national) and 18.6% (in areas outside continue reading

April 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, continue reading

January 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 continue reading

October 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 continue reading