The 2015 Gender Statistics on Labor and Employment (GSLE) is a valuable source of information in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of plans, policies and programs that promote equality in the economic and social situation of men and women in the country. Greater awareness about the challenges brought about by gender-based disparities in the country has lately resulted to positive outcomes as the latest Global Gender Report in 2014 indicated that the Philippines’ gender-gap index ranked 9th among 142 countries worldwide. The score card is measured on different indicators like economic participation and opportunity; educational attainment; health and survival; and political empowerment.

              This issue of the GSLE covers 13 chapters of time-series data on various gender-disaggregated indicators on labor and employment for the period 2010-2014. Specifically, it covers data on total population, economically active population, employment (household-based), underemployment, unemployment, working children, youth employment, overseas Filipino workers, manpower development, working children, youth employment, overseas Filipino workers, manpower development, employment (establishment-based), union membership, hours of work and wages. To further provide additional information on the data and to guide our data users, Explanatory Notes was appended to clarify some concepts and definitions, data sources and other pertinent details about the data contained in the publication.

              This publication is available in soft copy and can be accessed and downloaded in portable data format (pdf) or in excel format from our website at We will greatly appreciate your comments/suggestions to further improve this publication.

             We would like to acknowledge and extend our gratitude to the agencies of the Department of Labor and Employment, particularly the Bureau of Labor Relations (BLR), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), for their continuous support and cooperation in making this publication possible. We are also thankful to the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for its valuable contribution as well.



October 2015