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

The unemployment rate in the Philippines increased to 5.0 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017 from 4.7 percent a year ago. The number of unemployed persons went up by 148 thousand to 2.19 million while the number of employed fell by 134 thousand to 40.55 million. Meanwhile, the labor force participation rate decreased to 62.1 percent from 63.6 percent. Among employed persons, workers in the services sector made up 57.0 percent of the total, followed by those in the agriculture sector (25.0 percent) and industry (18.1 percent). Unemployment Rate in Philippines averaged 8.51 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 Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-06-09 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate 5.7% 6.6% 6.4%
2017-09-12 01:15 AM Unemployment Rate 5.6% 5.7% 6.2%
2017-12-12 01:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.0% 5.6% 6%
2018-03-14 02:00 AM Unemployment Rate 5.0%
2018-06-09 04:30 AM Unemployment Rate
2018-09-12 01:15 AM Unemployment Rate


Philippines Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 5.00 5.60 13.90 4.70 percent [+]
Employed Persons 41551.00 40170.00 41664.00 18567.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 2188.00 2373.00 4989.00 1720.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.10 60.60 71.50 60.60 percent [+]
Wages 8990.00 8280.00 8990.00 5798.00 PHP/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 1616.20 1207.75 1616.20 638.86 Index Points [+]
Population 103.90 102.20 103.90 26.27 Million [+]
Employment Rate 95.00 94.40 95.30 85.60 percent [+]


Philippines Unemployment Rate

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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5.00 5.60 13.90 4.70 1994 - 2017 percent Quarterly




unemployment rate by Country
Country Last
Spain 16.38 Sep/17
Brazil 12.20 Oct/17
Italy 11.10 Oct/17
Turkey 10.60 Sep/17
France 9.70 Sep/17
Euro Area 8.80 Oct/17
Canada 5.90 Nov/17
Indonesia 5.50 Sep/17
Australia 5.40 Nov/17
Russia 5.10 Oct/17
Netherlands 4.50 Oct/17
United Kingdom 4.30 Oct/17
United States 4.10 Nov/17
China 3.95 Sep/17
South Korea 3.70 Nov/17
Germany 3.60 Oct/17
Mexico 3.50 Oct/17
India 3.46 Dec/16
Switzerland 3.10 Nov/17
Japan 2.80 Oct/17