Philippines Unemployment Rate  1994-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar

Unemployment rate in Philippines rose to 6.6 percent in the first quarter of 2017 from 4.7 percent in the December quarter. It was the highest jobless rate since the March quarter 2015, as the number of unemployed went up to 2,761 thousand (from 2,040 thousand in the previous period) while the number of employed declined to 39,347 thousand (from 41,664 thousand). Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate decreased to 60.7 percent from a 63.6 percent in the preceding three months. Among employed persons, workers in the services sector made up 57.1 percent of the total, followed by those in the agriculture sector (25.5 percent) and industry (17.4 percent). Unemployment Rate in Philippines averaged 8.61 percent from 1994 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 13.90 percent in the first quarter of 2000 and a record low of 4.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-09 01:00 AM Q3 5.4% 6.1% 5.9%
2016-12-13 02:30 AM Q4 4.7% 5.4% 5.1%
2017-03-14 02:00 AM Q1 6.6% 4.7% 5%
2017-06-09 01:00 AM Q2 6.6% 6.7%
2017-09-12 01:00 AM Q3 6.2%
2017-12-12 01:00 AM Q4 6%




Philippines Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.60 4.70 13.90 4.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 39347.00 41664.00 41664.00 18567.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2761.00 2040.00 4989.00 1720.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 60.70 63.60 71.50 60.70 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 1571.87 1531.43 1571.87 638.86 Index Points [+]
Population 103.90 102.20 103.90 26.27 Million [+]
Employment Rate 93.40 95.30 95.30 85.60 percent [+]


Philippines Unemployment Rate Notes

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 April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.60 4.70 13.90 4.70 1994 - 2017 percent Quarterly



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