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

Philippines unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in January of 2016, down from 6.6 percent a year earlier but slightly up from 5.7 percent reported in October 2015. The figure excludes Lette Region. In January, there were 2,469 thousand unemployed persons. Among the unemployed persons, 63.4 percent were males. The age group 15 to 24 years comprised 48.2 percent, while the age group 25 to 34 was at 30.9 percent. Unemployment Rate in Philippines averaged 8.75 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 5.70 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Philippines is reported by the National Statistics Office of Philippines.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.80 5.70 13.90 5.70 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 April of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-09-09 02:00 AM Q3 6.5% 6.4% 6.1%
2015-12-10 01:00 AM Q4 5.7% 6.5% 6.5%
2016-03-11 01:00 AM Q1 5.8% 5.7% 6.3%
2016-06-09 01:00 AM Q2 5.8% 5.7%
2016-09-09 01:00 AM Q3 5.4%
2016-12-13 01:00 AM Q4 5.2%

Philippines Jobless Rate Rises Slightly in January


Philippines unemployment rate stood at 5.8 percent in January of 2016, down from 6.6 percent a year earlier but slightly up from 5.7 percent reported in October 2015. The figure excludes Lette Region.

In January, there were 2,469 thousand unemployed persons. Among the unemployed persons, 63.4 percent were males. The age group 15 to 24 years comprised 48.2 percent, while the age group 25 to 34 was at 30.9 percent. By educational attainment, 19.7 percent of the unemployed were college graduates, 14.5 percent were college undergraduates, and 45.4 percent were high school graduates.

The number of underemployed was 7,879 persons. More than 51.4 percent worked for less than 40 hours a week. 37.2 percent of underemployed worked in the agriculture sector, while 44.8 percent were in the services sector. Those in the industry sector accounted for 18.0 percent. 

There were 40,047 thousand employed persons. 56.3 percent worked in the services sector, 27.0 percent in agriculture and the remaining 16.7 percent in the industry sector . 

The labour force participation rate came in at 63.4 percent, as compared to 63.7 percent a year ago.

PSA l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
3/11/2016 3:21:23 AM

Philippines Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.80 5.70 13.90 5.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 40047.00 39779.00 40047.00 18567.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2469.00 2372.00 4989.00 1720.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.30 63.30 94.70 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 1468.76 1100.55 1468.76 638.86 Index Points [+]
Population 102.20 100.50 102.20 26.27 Million [+]
Employment Rate 94.20 94.40 94.40 85.60 percent [+]




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