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

July 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 continue reading