The results of the January 2017 LFS round reported a labor force participation rate of 60.7% out of the 69.414 million population 15 years old and over. This is equivalent to about 42.109 million economically active population comprising either employed or unemployed persons. More so, the employment rate was reported at 93.4% and the unemployment rate at 6.6%. The underemployment rate was estimated at 16.3%. It may be noted that the current results are not comparable with that of the previous year 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: January 2017 Labor Force Survey (LFS) Results
Researcher: Employment Research Division