Preface

 

The Philippine Industry Yearbook of Labor Statistics has been developed in response to the need for comprehensive and accessible labor and related statistics for industry monitoring and analysis.  Topical in approach, the Industry Yearbook 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 Industry Yearbook, available in hard copy since 1996, was made accessible through the internet in 2007.  It presents data from 1991 to the latest available from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) 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.  Some sections have more than one part to reflect statistics based on new coverage and/or classifications.

With the creation of the PSA in 2013, all data sourced from the National Statistics Office, Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics, National Statistical Coordination Board and Bureau of Agricultural Statistics are now in the name of PSA.  These offices have been abolished per RA 10625 or the Philippine Statistical Act of 2013.

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 PSA extends its gratitude to the offices of the DOLE - Bureau of Working Conditions, Bureau of Labor Relations, Bureau of Local Employment, National Conciliation and Mediation Board and National Wages and Productivity Commission whose cooperation has made this publication possible.

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

 

Philippine Statistics Authority
October 2014
Manila, Philippines