Philippines Unemployment Rate 1994-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment Rate in Philippines increased to 6.6 percent in the first quarter of 2015 from 6.00 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Philippines averaged 8.90 percent from 1994 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 13.90 percent in the first quarter of 2000 and a record low of 6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014. Unemployment Rate in Philippines is reported by the National Statistics Office of Philippines.

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Philippines Unemployment Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.60 6.00 13.90 6.00 1994 - 2015 percent Quarterly
In Philippines, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides - Philippines Unemployment Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Philippines Unemployment Rate - was last refreshed on Saturday, March 28, 2015.


Philippines Jobless Rate At 6.6% in January


Philippines unemployment rate was at 6.6 percent in January of 2015, up from 6 percent reported in October 2014 but down from 7.5 percent in the same month a year ago.

The employment rate is estimated at 93.4 percent in January, up from 92.5 percent a year earlier. There were 37.4 million employed people: 54.6 percent worked in the services sector, 29.5 in agriculture and 15.9 percent in industry sector.

The number of unemployed persons decreased to 2.6 billion in January from 2.9 billion a year ago. Among unemployed people, 66 percent were males. The age group 15 to 24 years old accounted for 47.3 percent of total unemployed, while the age group 25 to 34 accounted for 31.6 percent. By educational attainment, 20.4 percent were college graduates, 13.0 percent were college undergraduates, and 34.4 percent were high school graduates.

Among regions, the National Capital Region (9.3 percent), Calabarzon (8.6 percent), Ilocos Region (8.5 percent) and Central Luzon (8.5 percent) showed unemployment rates higher than the national figure (6.6 percent).

National Statistics Office l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
3/12/2015 10:20:45 AM


Recent Releases

Philippines Jobless Rate Down to Record Low
Philippines unemployment rate decreased to 6.0 percent in October of 2014 from 6.7 percent in July and hit a record low, as more people were employed in the services and agriculture sectors. Figures for the province of Leyte which was hit by typhoon Haiyan are not included. Published on 2014-12-10

Philippines Unemployment Rate Falls to 6.7%
Philippines jobless rate kept its downward trend to 6.7 percent in July of 2014 from 7 percent in April, as more people were employed in the services and industry sectors. Figures for the province of Leyte which was hit by typhoon Haiyan are not included. Published on 2014-09-10


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-06-10 02:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q1
7% 7.5% 7.5%
2014-12-10 03:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q4
6.0% 6.7% 6.4%
2015-03-12 01:32 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q1
6.6% 6% 6.2%
2015-06-11 02:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q2
6.6% 7.8%
2015-09-10 02:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q3
6.6%
2015-12-10 02:00 AM
Unemployment Rate  Q4
6.4%


Philippines Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.60 6.00 13.90 6.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 37455.00 38839.00 38839.00 18567.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2635.00 2483.00 4989.00 1720.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 319720.00 199942.00 319720.00 3036.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.80 64.30 94.70 63.20 percent [+]
Wages 8280.00 7995.00 8280.00 5798.00 PHP [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1425.87 1026.35 1425.87 638.86 Index Points [+]
Population 100.10 98.80 100.10 26.27 Million [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.30 Feb/15 6.40 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 5.90 Feb/15 5.30 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 Feb/15 6.60 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Dec/14 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.20 Jan/15 11.30 12.00 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.40 Nov/14 10.30 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 Jan/15 4.80 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.94 Aug/14 5.70 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.60 Jan/15 12.70 13.30 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.50 Feb/15 3.60 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.33 Feb/15 4.51 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 7.10 Feb/15 7.20 8.80 3.40 percent [+]
Russia 5.80 Feb/15 5.50 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 Feb/15 3.40 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.70 Nov/14 23.67 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.50 Feb/15 3.50 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.90 Dec/14 10.70 16.10 8.00 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.70 Jan/15 5.70 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.50 Feb/15 5.70 10.80 2.50 percent [+]