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.

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Title: April 2017 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results
Researcher: Employment Research Division