April 16, 2024

フィリピン 8月の失業率は8.1%に上昇





Philippines unemployment accelerates to 8.1 percent in August

MANILA – Unemployment accelerated in August compared to the previous month, according to the latest Labor Force Survey released Thursday by the Philippine Statistics Authority.

Unemployment is at 8.1 percent for the month of August compared to 6.9 percent in July, which means 3.88 million Filipinos were jobless for the month, National Statistician Dennis Mapa said in a virtual press conference.

Underemployment, meanwhile, hit 14.7 percent for the month, lower compared to the 20.9 percent in July. This means about 6.48 million were underemployed or needing more work hours or opportunities.

The employment rate reached 91.9 percent in August, lower compared to the 93.1 percent in July, the PSA said. This translates to 44.23 million employed individuals.