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Unemployment Rate and Employment Data in Philippines

Philippines Unemployment Data

Indicator Data Period
Unemployment Rate 5.8 % 1Q/22
Employed Persons 43018 Thousand Person | 43.018 Million Person 1Q/22
Employment Rate  93.6 % 0Q/22
Unemployed Persons 2925 Thousand Persons | 2.925 Million Persons 1Q/22


Latest data on Unemployment Rate (%)

Unemployment Rate
                     Philippines - Historical Data (%)

What is Unemployment Rate in Philippines?

  • Unemployment Rate in Philippines decreased to 5.8 % in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 17.6 % and minimum was 4.5 %.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Office.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
5.8 1Q/22 06.05.2022
6.4 0Q/22 07.04.2022
6.4 0Q/22 18.03.2022
6.6 4Q/21 10.02.2022
6.5 3Q/21 18.01.2022
6.9 3Q/21 07.09.2021
8.7 2Q/21 08.06.2021
8.7 1Q/21 09.03.2021


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 decreased to 43018 Thousand Person (43.018 Million Person) in the first quarter of 2022. The maximum rate was 43269 Thousand Person and minimum was 18567 Thousand Person.
  • Data published Quarterly by National Statistics Office.

Historical Data (Thousand Person) by years

Data
Period
Date
43018 1Q/22 19.03.2022
43826 4Q/21 18.01.2022
41667 3Q/21 07.09.2021
43269 2Q/21 08.06.2021
41248 1Q/21 09.03.2021
39836 4Q/20 03.12.2020
41306 3Q/20 03.09.2020
33764 2Q/20 05.06.2020


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 remained unchanged at 93.6 % in the first quarter of 2022. 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
93.6 0Q/22 18.04.2022
93.5 3Q/21 18.01.2022
93.13 3Q/21 11.09.2021
91.27 2Q/21 12.06.2021
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


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 decreased to 2925 Thousand Persons (2.925 Million Persons) in the first quarter of 2022. 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
2925 1Q/22 19.03.2022
3504 4Q/21 18.01.2022
3073 3Q/21 07.09.2021
4138 2Q/21 08.06.2021
3953 1Q/21 09.03.2021
3813 4Q/20 03.12.2020
4571 3Q/20 03.09.2020
7254 2Q/20 05.06.2020


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 0Q/22 63.8 % 60.5

Unemployment Rate in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2020 5.3 % 4.2
Jordan 4Q/21 23.3 % 23.2
Kyrgyzstan Mar/22 3 % 2.9
Mongolia 4Q/21 8.1 % 7.4
Nepal 2020 4.44 % 2.85
Palestine 1Q/22 25 % 24
Tajikistan Dec/20 7.5 % 2.1
Cambodia 2020 0.31 % 2.4
China 1Q/22 6.1 % 5.8
Georgia 2021 20.6 % 18.5
India 2022 7.8 % 7.6
Israel Apr/22 3.5 % 3.8
Pakistan 2020 4.4 % 4.1
South Korea Apr/22 2.7 % 2.7
Taiwan Apr/22 3.68 % 3.7
Vietnam 1Q/22 2.46 % 3.56
Maldives 2020 6.4 % 6.1
Armenia 4Q/21 14.5 % 15
Hong Kong Apr/22 5.4 % 5
Indonesia 1Q/22 5.83 % 6.49
Japan Mar/22 2.6 % 2.7
Kazakhstan Mar/22 4.9 % 4.9
Lebanon 2020 6.6 % 6
Macau Apr/22 3.5 % 3.5
Malaysia Mar/22 4.1 % 4.1
Philippines 1Q/22 5.8 % 6.4
Qatar 2Q/20 0.1 % 0.1
Singapore 1Q/22 2.2 % 2.4
Sri Lanka 4Q/21 4.6 % 5.2
Thailand Mar/22 1.53 % 1.64
Oman 2020 5 % 1.8
Iran 4Q/21 8.9 % 9.6
Laos 2020 1 % 0.6
Azerbaijan 2021 6 % 6.27
Kuwait 2020 2.3 % 2.41
Saudi Arabia 4Q/21 6.9 % 6.6
Bahrain 2020 4.9 % 4
North Korea 2020 4.7 % 3.3
United Arab Emirates 2020 5 % 2.64
Yemen 2020 13.42 % 12.9
Turkmenistan 2020 4.38 % 3.9
Uzbekistan 2018 6.9 % 7.2
Iraq 2020 13.74 % 12.76
Syria 2020 9 % 8.2
Afghanistan 2020 11.2 % 11.1
Bhutan 2020 5 % 2.7
Brunei 2020 8.4 % 6.8
Mauritius 4Q/21 8.1 % 9.5