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LABSTAT Updates

Vol. 18 No. 32 [12.17.2014]
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER 2014
LABOR FORCE SURVEY

Labor force continued to grow in October 2014

        The Philippine labor force stood at 41.3 million as of October 2014. Compared with a year ago level, the labor force grew by 2.3% or an additional 925,000 persons in the active workforce. Labor force participation rate (LFPR) this period was up slightly to 64.3% from 63.9% a year ago.

 

 

 

 


Vol. 18 No. 31 [12.09.2014]
2011/2012 INDUSTRY PROFILE:
MINING AND QUARRYING
(LAST OF A SIX-PART SERIES)

Background

        This LABSTAT Updates is the fifth in a series of industry profiles that features key industries with strong employment generation potentials. Statistics in this report were culled from the results of the 2011/2012 BLES Integrated Survey (BITS) – a nationwide sample survey of establishments with at least 20 workers.

 

 

 

 


Vol. 18 No. 30 [11.28.2014]
2011/2012 INDUSTRY PROFILE:
TELECOMMUNICATIONS
(FIFTH OF A SERIES)

Background

        This LABSTAT Updates is the fifth in a series of industry profiles that features key industries with strong employment generation potentials. Statistics in this report were culled from the results of the 2011/2012 BLES Integrated Survey (BITS) – a nationwide sample survey of establishments with at least 20 workers.

 

 

 

 


Vol. 18 No. 29 [11.14.2014]
LABOR TURNOVER STATISTICS
(IN LARGE ENTERPRISES IN METRO MANILA)
SECOND QUARTER 2014

Employment slowdown in large enterprises in Metro Manila

  • In the second quarter of 2014, employment in large enterprises in Metro Manila fell to 0.88% compared with the 2.49% labor turnover rate posted a year ago. The decline was due mainly to job losses in the industry sector, particularly in construction.  This offset the modest gains in the services and agriculture sectors. (Table 1)

 

 

 

 


Vol. 18 No. 28 [11.14.2014]
PROFILE OF PERSONS
NOT IN THE LABOR FORCE
(2006 - 2013)

Total workforce consisted mostly of full-time workers (89.5% or 368,458)

  • tHE number of persons not in the labor force was consistently increasing from 2006 to 2013 with the fastest growth observed in 2007 at 3.4% and the lowest in 2011 at 0.2%.  From the 19.8 million individuals not in the labor force in 2006, it has increased to 23.2 million or by 17.1% in 2013.
  • Inactivity rate remained in the range 35%-36% for the period covered, or one in every three persons in the working age is not in the labor force.  The turning points of the inactivity rate were in 2008 where it had its peak at 36.4% and in 2011 where it had its lowest at 35.4%.  Consequently, inactivity rate continuously dropped after 2008 but started to depict an upward trend after 2011. (Figure 1)

 

 

 

 

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