MANILA, Philippines – The number of unemployed Filipinos increased in August from the previous month, according to data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority this Thursday.
In a virtual press briefing, PSA chief and National Statistician Claire Dennis Mapa reported the preliminary results of the Labor Force Survey.
It stated that there were 2.68 million unemployed Filipinos —age 15 and above—in August.
This is higher than the 2.60 million unemployed Filipinos recorded in July.
This translates to an unemployment rate of 5.3%, higher than the 5.2% recorded in July.
However, year-on-year, the number of unemployed Filipinos was lower in August this year than the 3.88 million unemployed in August 2021. RNA
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