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In 2012, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), through the Board of Investments (BOI), shifted its strategy of industrial policymaking and execution. This strategic shift favors more significant private sector participation in the national industrial agenda setting, with the government taking on the roles of facilitator of sectoral dialogues, broker of constructive partnerships, and enabler of an investment climate conducive to achieve more rapid and sustained growth (Cristobal, 2014).

This Factbook presents sets of data and statistical analyses on the results of the Labor Force Survey (LFS) of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). It also contains labor and employment administrative data culled from the databases of various Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) offices.