Vol. 16 No. 18 [6.29.2012]
THE UNDEREMPLOYED PERSONS in 2011
- Majority of the underemployed were men (68.6%) and in the prime working age 25 to 54 years old (70.9%). (Figure 1)
- More than two-thirds (67.2%) were married and less than half (46.0%) were household heads.
- Their level of education is quite low with the great majority having attended only elementary (36.9%) or high school (41.2%). Only 20.2% reached college while 8.6% completed college. (Figure 2)
Vol. 16 No. 17 [6.29.2012]
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE APRIL 2012
LABOR FORCE SURVEY
The size of the country’s labor force in April 2012 continued to expand (2.4% or +953,000) - but at slower pace compared with the same period last year (3.1% or +1.179 million). Specifically, the number of persons in the labor force increased to 40.644 million from 39.691 million. This corresponds to labor force participation rate (LFPR) of 64.7%, upped by 0.5 percentage point in 2012.
Vol. 16 No. 16 [6.27.2012]
STATISTICS ON DEPLOYMENT OF
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OFWS: 1998-2009
Statistics from this LABSTAT Updates was culled from the study entitled “International Migration of Science and Technology Manpower-OFWs - a publication of the Science Education Institute, Department of Science and Technology (SEI-DOST) published in 2011.
This study attempts to do an accounting of temporary migration (Overseas Contract Workers) of science and technology (S&T) occupations in the Philippines as bases for human resource development policies particularly S&T workers.
Vol. 16 No. 15 [6.5.2012]
THE UNEMPLOYED PERSONS IN 2012
- Unemployed men made up more than three-fifths (63.0%) of the total 2.8 million. More than half (50.4%) were young persons aged 15-24 years old, almost all of whom were not currently attending school. On the other hand, 45.8% of the unemployed were in their prime age (25-54 years old) while a minimal share (3.8%) were elderly (55 and over). (Figure 1)
- More than two-thirds were single while more than one-fourth were married. Most of the unemployed were not heads of their households (86.7%).
Vol. 16 No. 14 [4.19.2012]
LABOR TURNOVER STATISTICS
Fourth Quarter 2011
(In Large Enterprises in Metro Manila)
(Accessions vs. Separations)
- Employment growth in top enterprises in the National Capital Region stood at 1.88% during the fourth quarter of 2011 – a slowdown from the same quarter of the previous year at 4.05%.
- This corresponded to the modest 3.7% growth in gross domestic product (GDP) recorded in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with the 6.1% growth during the same period in 2010.
- Measured in terms of labor turnover rate, employment was up as accession rate (10.38%) surpassed separation rate (8.50%) by 1.88 percentage points. (Table 1)