Philippines Unemployment Rate  1994-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Philippines unemployment rate stood at 5.4 percent in July of 2016, down from 6.5 percent a year earlier and from 6.1 percent reported in April 2016. Unemployment Rate in Philippines averaged 8.68 percent from 1994 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 13.90 percent in the first quarter of 2000 and a record low of 5.40 percent in the third quarter of 2016. Unemployment Rate in Philippines is reported by the National Statistics Office of Philippines.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.40 6.10 13.90 5.40 1994 - 2016 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. Philippines Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-11 01:00 AM Q1 5.8% 5.7% 6.3%
2016-06-09 02:00 AM Q2 6.1% 5.8% 5.6%
2016-09-09 01:00 AM Q3 5.4% 6.1% 5.9%
2016-12-13 01:00 AM Q4 5.4% 5.5%

Philippines Jobless Rate Rises to 6.1% in April


Philippines unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent in April of 2016, down from 6.4 percent a year earlier but up from 5.8 percent reported in January 2016. The figure excludes Lette Region.

In April, there were 2,594 thousand unemployed persons. Among the unemployed persons, 63.2 percent were males. The age group 15 to 24 years comprised 50.1 percent, while the age group 25 to 34 was at 28.3 percent. By educational attainment, 23.1 percent of the unemployed were college graduates, 13.1 percent were college undergraduates, and 42.6 percent were high school graduates.

The number of underemployed was 7,351 persons. More than 54.2 percent worked for less than 40 hours a week. 35.5 percent of underemployed worked in the agriculture sector, while 45.7 percent were in the services sector. Those in the industry sector accounted for 18.9 percent. 

There were 39,916 thousand employed persons. 56.7 percent worked in the services sector, 25.0 percent in agriculture and the remaining 18.3 percent in the industry sector . 

The labour force participation rate came in at 63.7 percent, as compared to 64.6 percent a year ago.

PSA l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/9/2016 4:18:01 AM

Philippines Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.40 6.10 13.90 5.40 percent [+]
Employed Persons 40974.00 39916.00 40974.00 18567.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2335.00 2594.00 4989.00 1720.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.30 63.60 71.50 62.90 percent [+]
Job Vacancies 199942.00 199942.00 290741.00 3036.00 [+]
Wages 8280.00 7995.00 8280.00 5798.00 PHP/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1072.65 1406.07 1519.25 638.86 Index Points [+]
Population 102.20 100.50 102.20 26.27 Million [+]
Employment Rate 94.60 93.90 94.60 85.60 percent [+]




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