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

Unemployment Rate in Philippines decreased to 6.40 percent in the second quarter of 2015 from 6.60 percent in the first quarter of 2015. Unemployment Rate in Philippines averaged 8.85 percent from 1994 until 2015, 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
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6.40 6.60 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 Tuesday, July 7, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2014-12-10 03:00 AM Q4 6.0% 6.7% 6.4%
2015-03-12 01:32 AM Q1 6.6% 6% 6.2%
2015-06-09 03:00 AM Q2 6.4% 6.6% 6.4%
2015-09-10 02:00 AM Q3 6.4% 5.1%
2015-12-10 02:00 AM Q4 4.8%


Philippines Unemployment Rate Falls in April


The jobless rate in the Philippines decreased to 6.4 percent in April of 2015 from 7 percent a year earlier. Figures exclude the typhoon-battered Leyte region.

There were 2681 thousand unemployed persons, 8.3 percent less than a year earlier. Among the unemployed persons, 63.1 percent were males.  The age group 15 to 24 years comprised 50.4 percent, while the age group 25 to 34, 30.1 percent. By educational attainment, 22.2 percent of the unemployed were college graduates, 12.6 percent were college undergraduates, and 33.3 percent were high school graduates.

Meanwhile, the number of underemployed fell marginally by 0.6 percent year-on-year to 6983 thousand in April. More than 60 percent worked for less than 40 hours a week and 41.6 percent worked in the agriculture sector, while 39.8 percent were in the services sector.  Those in the industry sector accounted for 18.6 percent. 

In April of 2015, there were 39159 thousand employed persons, 1.3 percent more than in April of 2014. 54.2 percent worked in the services sector, 29.3 percent in agriculture and the remaining 16.4 percent in industry. 

The labour force participation rate fell to 64.6 percent from 65.2 percent a year ago.

National Statistics Office | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
6/9/2015 1:39:25 PM


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Philippines Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 6.40 6.60 13.90 6.00 percent [+]
Employed Persons 39159.00 37455.00 39159.00 18567.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2681.00 2635.00 4989.00 1720.00 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 319720.00 199942.00 319720.00 3036.00 [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 64.60 63.80 94.70 63.20 percent [+]
Wages 8280.00 7995.00 8280.00 5798.00 PHP/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1367.08 1455.97 1455.97 638.86 Index Points [+]
Population 100.10 98.80 100.10 26.27 Million [+]


Unemployment Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 6.00 May/15 6.10 10.90 4.00 percent [+]
Brazil 6.70 May/15 6.40 13.10 4.30 percent [+]
Canada 6.80 May/15 6.80 13.10 2.90 percent [+]
China 4.10 Mar/15 4.10 4.30 3.90 percent [+]
Euro Area 11.10 May/15 11.10 12.10 7.20 percent [+]
France 10.30 Mar/15 10.40 10.80 7.20 percent [+]
Germany 4.70 May/15 4.70 14.20 0.40 percent [+]
India 4.90 Dec/13 5.20 9.40 4.90 percent [+]
Indonesia 5.81 Mar/15 5.94 11.24 2.00 percent [+]
Italy 12.40 May/15 12.40 13.20 5.90 percent [+]
Japan 3.30 May/15 3.30 5.60 1.00 percent [+]
Mexico 4.45 May/15 4.31 5.93 2.22 percent [+]
Netherlands 6.90 May/15 7.00 7.90 3.60 percent [+]
Russia 5.60 May/15 5.80 14.10 4.80 percent [+]
South Korea 3.90 May/15 3.70 7.10 2.90 percent [+]
Spain 23.78 Mar/15 23.70 26.94 4.41 percent [+]
Switzerland 3.10 Jun/15 3.20 5.40 1.60 percent [+]
Turkey 10.60 Mar/15 11.20 14.80 7.30 percent [+]
United Kingdom 5.50 Apr/15 5.50 12.00 3.40 percent [+]
United States 5.30 Jun/15 5.50 10.80 2.50 percent [+]