BARMM Labor and Employment


Total Labor Force
(As of Jul 2020)


(As of Jul 2020)


Not in Labor Force
(As of Jul 2020)


Employment Rate
(As of Jul 2020)


Unemployment Rate
(As of Jul 2020)


Underemployment Rate
(As of Jul 2020)


Thursday, May 2, 2019Press Release

The Second Level Training on April 2019 Labor Force Survey (LFS) have been successfully conducted on 25 to 27 March 2019 at PSA- ARMM Regional Office, Cotabato City. A total of six participants composed of OIC-Regional Director Razulden A. Mangelen, Chief SOCD Mahmur H. Sarail and RSSO... read more

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



ARMM Employment Status
(for population 15 years old and over)

Indicator Jan 2018 Oct 2018 Jan 2019
Labor Force (in '000) 1,092 1,206 1,168
Employed (in '000) 1,064 1,160 1,094
Unemployed (in '000) 28 46 74
Underemployed (in '000) 88 69 47
Not in Labor force (in '000) 1,277 1,229 1,279
Labor Force Participation Rate (%) 46.1 49.5 47.7
Employment Rate (%) 97.4 96.2 93.7
Unemployment Rate (%)  2.6 3.8 6.3
Underemployment Rate (%) 8.1 5.7 4.0

Details may not add up to totals due to rounding