ARMM Labor and Employment


Total Labor Force
(As of Oct 2018)


(As of Oct 2018)


Not in Labor Force
(As of Oct 2018)


Employment Rate
(As of Oct 2018)


Unemployment Rate
(As of Oct 2018)


Underemployment Rate
(As of Oct 2018)


Friday, January 25, 2019Special Release

In 2018, ARMM ranked 14th out of 17 regions in the Philippines and 5th out of 6 regions in Mindanao in terms of working-age population or population age 15 years old and over, as shown in Figure 1. This population group in the region increased by 29.59 percent during this period, from... read more

Friday, June 22, 2018Special Release

The Labor Force Survey (LFS) is a nationwide quarterly survey of households conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) during the months of January, April, July and October. Specifically, it aim to provide statistics on levels and trends of employment, unemployment and... read more

Wednesday, June 6, 2018Special Release

The population 15 years old and over in January 2017 was estimated at 2.30 million, where 1.02 million persons were reported to be in the labor force. These figures placed the ARMM’s labor force participation rate (LFPR) or the proportion of total labor force to the total household... read more

Wednesday, May 23, 2018Press Release

The 2nd Level Training on April 2018 Labor Force Survey has been successfully conducted on March 25-26, 2018 at the RSSO Conference Room, PSA-ARMM RSSO, Cotabato City. A total of 11 participants composed of OIC-Regional Director Razulden A. Mangelen, OIC-SOCD Chief Naldo G. Pendaliday... read more




ARMM Employment Status

Indicator Jan 2017 Oct 2017 Jan 2018
Labor Force (in thousands) 1,018 1,078 1,092
Employed (in thousands) 974 998 1,064
Underemployed (in thousands) 71 63 88
Unemployed (in thousands) 44 41 28
Not in Labor force (in thousands) 1,278 1,286 1,277
Labor Force Participation Rate (%) 44.3 45.6 46.1
Employment Rate (%) 95.7 92.6 97.4
Underemployment Rate (%)  7.3 5.9 8.1
Unemployment Rate (%)   4.3 3.8 2.6

ARMM Average Daily Basic Pay of Wage and Salary (in Pesos)

Region Jul 2016 Oct 2016 Jan 2017
ARMM 337.59 368.20 405.39