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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Philippines

Philippines Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 8.7 % 1Q/21
Employed Persons 41248 Thousand Person | 41.248 Million Person 1Q/21
Employment Rate  91.25 % 1Q/21
Unemployed Persons 3953 Thousand Persons | 3.953 Million Persons 1Q/21


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Philippines - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Philippines?

  • Unemployment Rate in Philippines remained unchanged at 8.7 % in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 17.7 % and minimum was 4.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Office.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
8.7 1Q/21 09.03.2021
8.7 4Q/20 03.12.2020
10 3Q/20 03.09.2020
17.7 2Q/20 05.06.2020
5.3 1Q/20 06.03.2020
4.5 4Q/19 05.12.2019
5.4 3Q/19 29.10.2019
5.1 2Q/19 05.06.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (%)

Unemployment Rate in Philippines by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Rodrigo Duterte 30.06.2016 - 6.1000 5.5000 6.6000 4.7000 -9.84%
Benigno Aquino 30.06.2010 - 30.06.2016 7.0000 5.7000 7.6000 5.6000 -18.57%
Gloria Macapagal 20.01.2001 - 30.06.2010 13.3000 8.0000 13.9000 6.3000 -39.85%
Joseph Ejercito Estrada 30.06.1998 - 20.01.2001 8.9000 11.4000 13.9000 8.4000 28.09%
Fidel V. Ramos 30.06.1992 - 30.06.1998 8.8000 13.3000 13.3000 7.4000 51.14%


Latest data on Employed Persons (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons
                     Philippines - Historical Data (Thousand Person)

How many employed persons are in Philippines?

  • Number of Employed Persons in Philippines increased to 41248 Thousand Person (41.248 Million Person) in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 43146 Thousand Person and minimum was 18567 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Office.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
41248 1Q/21 09.03.2021
39836 4Q/20 03.12.2020
41306 3Q/20 03.09.2020
33764 2Q/20 05.06.2020
42653 1Q/20 06.03.2020
43146 4Q/19 05.12.2019
42953 3Q/19 29.10.2019
42242 2Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Person)

Employed Persons in Philippines by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Employment Rate  (%)

Employment Rate 
                     Philippines - Historical Data (%)

What is Employment Rate in Philippines?

  • Employment Rate in Philippines decreased to 91.25 % in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 95.46 % and minimum was 82.32 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Office.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
91.25 1Q/21 13.03.2021
91.27 4Q/20 05.12.2020
90.04 3Q/20 05.09.2020
82.32 2Q/20 06.06.2020
94.69 1Q/20 14.03.2020
95.46 4Q/19 05.12.2019
94.64 3Q/19 29.10.2019
94.87 2Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by QoQ presidents (%)

Employment Rate  in Philippines by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End


Latest data on Unemployed Persons (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons
                     Philippines - Historical Data (Thousand Persons)

How many Unemployed Persons are in Philippines?

  • Number of Unemployed Persons in Philippines increased to 3953 Thousand Persons (3.953 Million Persons) in the first quarter of 2021. The maximum rate was 7254 Thousand Persons and minimum was 1720 Thousand Persons.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Office.

Historical Data (Thousand Persons) by years

Data
Period
Date
3953 1Q/21 09.03.2021
3813 4Q/20 03.12.2020
4571 3Q/20 03.09.2020
7254 2Q/20 05.06.2020
2390 1Q/20 06.03.2020
2050 4Q/19 05.12.2019
2432 3Q/19 29.10.2019
2286 2Q/19 04.07.2019


Historical Chart by presidents (Thousand Persons)

Unemployed Persons in Philippines by presidents

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End

Other labor indicators in Philippines

Index Updated Actual Previous
Wages 2016 200.58 USD/Month 189.61
Labor Force Participation Rate 1Q/21 60.48 % 58.74

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/20 24.7 % 23.9
Kyrgyzstan Dec/20 3 % 3
Mongolia 4Q/20 7.6 % 7.3
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 4Q/20 23.4 % 28.5
Tajikistan Nov/19 2.1 % 2.1
Cambodia 2019 2.4 % 0.1
China 1Q/21 5.3 % 5.5
Georgia 2020 18.5 % 17.6
India 2021 6.5 % 6.9
Israel Feb/21 5.1 % 4.6
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Mar/21 3.9 % 4
Taiwan Feb/21 3.73 % 3.75
Vietnam 4Q/20 2.37 % 2.5
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/20 16 % 18.1
Hong Kong Feb/21 7.2 % 7
Indonesia 3Q/20 7.07 % 4.99
Japan Feb/21 2.9 % 2.9
Kazakhstan Dec/20 4.9 % 5
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Feb/21 2.9 % 2.7
Malaysia Feb/21 4.8 % 4.9
Philippines 1Q/21 8.7 % 8.7
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 4Q/20 3.3 % 3.6
Sri Lanka 3Q/20 5.8 % 5.4
Thailand Dec/20 1.5 % 2
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 3Q/20 9.5 % 9.8
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2019 4.8 % 5.2
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/20 7.4 % 8.5
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2019 3.3 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2019 3.9 % 3.8
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2019 2.7 % 3.4
Brunei 2019 9.1 % 8.9
Mauritius 4Q/20 10.4 % 10.6