Preface

 

In response to the need for comprehensive and accessible labor and related statistics for industry monitoring and analysis, the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics (BLES) has developed the Philippine Industry Yearbook of Labor Statistics. Topical in approach, the Industry Yearbook currently contains 16 sections of time series data on employment, labor cost, wages, labor productivity, hours of work, occupational injuries, occupational diseases, labor standards enforcement, unionism and collective bargaining, strike/lockout cases, economic performance and industry performance.

The 2013 Industry Yearbook has been has been prepared by the BLES since 1996 and posted in its website starting 2007.  It presents data from 1991 to the latest available from the source agencies at the time of compilation.  As in the previous releases, each section begins with the explanatory notes on data source and coverage, terms and definitions to guide users of the data and contact details of the source agency.  Some sections have more than one part to reflect statistics based on new coverage and/or classifications. 

In this edition, with the availability of more recent data from the biennial BLES surveys (Occupational Wages Survey and BLES Integrated Survey), the sections on employment of specific groups of workers, occupational wages, occupational injuries and occupational diseases have been updated. Also, the statistics contained in these sections are based on the 2009 Philippine Standard Industrial Classification.

The statistical tables are presented in Microsoft Excel format in response to the clamor of certain quarters for facility in data manipulation and presentation for their specific needs. 

The Bureau extends its gratitude to the agencies whose cooperation has made this publication possible:  National Statistics Office, National Statistical Coordination Board, Bureau of Agricultural Statistics and other agencies of the Department of Labor and Employment - Bureau of Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Relations, National Conciliation and Mediation Board and National Wages and Productivity Commission.

The BLES shares with these source agencies the commitment to uphold the integrity and objectivity of the statistics in this Industry Yearbook.  Further, the Bureau will continue to adopt innovative approaches in the presentation and dissemination of labor and employment statistics.

 

December 2013
Manila, Philippines