Basahin sa Filipino

The 2015 Labor Force Survey (LFS) recorded an estimated total of 39,800,000 employed Filipinos, or 94.4% employment rate for the fourth quarter (Q4) of the year. This is comprised of the 1.3 million employment added to the 38,500,000 estimated employed individuals in Q4 of 2013. This shows a steady yearly employment rate since 2010.

The LFS computes employment rate by dividing the number of employed individuals over the total number of labor force. The survey also was conducted with a sample size of about 50,000 households.



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The 5.6 percent unemployment rate for the October 2015 survey round of the LFS is thus far the lowest recorded since April 2005.*The April and October 2015 figures exclude the province of Leyte, while January 2015 excludes Region VIII.


Sources: Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), Labor Force Survey (LFS)


Revised guidelines on employment conditions of private security personnel in effect

The guidelines were signed on February 9, 2016, published in a newspaper on April 14, 2016, and took effect on April 29, 2016.

Republic Act No. 10771

Approved on April 29, 2016: An Act Promoting the Creation of Green Jobs, Granting Incentives and Appropriating Funds Therefor

Demand for Filipino health workers still high in Japan

Currently, there is a total of 398 vacancies—77 are for nurses and 321 are for caregivers.

Filipino nurses still in demand in Germany

The government is further exploring ways the Philippines can avail of opportunities presented by Germany’s health care sector.

Statement: Presidential Spokesperson on official poverty statistics for the first semester of 2015

The report also states that extreme poverty dropped for the first time below double-digit rates to 9.2% of families.

Job fairs para sa mga bagong magsisipagtapos

Hinimok ng DOLE ang mga aplikante na lumahok sa mga gaganaping job fair at na ihanda ang mga kakailangaing dokumento bago pumunta.

Unemployment down, more jobs created this January

More jobs were generated for Filipinos in January 2016, which reflects the continued dynamism of the economy.

Presidential Spokesperson Lacierda on the January 2016 round of the Labor Force Survey

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority, the unemployment rate dropped further from 6.6% in January 2015 to 5.8% last January—the lowest rate for surveys conducted in January over the past ten years.

Oil price decrease’s effect on OFWs employment

Read the summary of the government’s report on the effect the drop in oil prices had on OFWs.