Cagayan posts top employment rate


Cagayan Valley posted the highest employment rate among the 18 regions in the country, according to the latest Labor Force Survey (LFS) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

The National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila, on the other hand, is at the bottom end at 92.3 percent as well as the highest unemployment rate of 7.7 percent from the 8.774 million labor force.

The survey showed that Cagayan Valley obtained 96.9 percent of the total labor force, surpassing the 93.9 percent national employment rate.

It also posted the lowest unemployment rate at 3.1 percent.

The Cagayan Valley Region has a total labor force of 2.254 million, 15 years old and above, comprising the 63.4 percent labor participation rate of the region.

Generating the second highest is the Bicol Region with 96.2 employment rate and the second lowest unemployment rate at 3.8 percent.


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  1. Jing Alcantara on

    It is high time for the national government to review the status of employment of those in the government service like the University of the Philippines Los Banos wherein there are administrative personnel whose positions and qualifications are not suitable to the job being performed. Some position were the results of the first phase of the Salary Standardization Law implementation which was not fully implemented by the University.

    In the case of a Librarian I in the University Library. His former position, Library Assistant, was reclassified to College Librarian I (SG 13) under the SSL of 1989 but the University implemented only Librarian I (SG 10). With the implementation of RA 6696 in 1990, these library staff stocked with this position.

    Another, are those having a master’s degree qualified to other positions but the “politics” in the selection process remains.

    In other words, there are employees in the University whose salary have reached the ceiling for decades regardless of qualifications.

    We hope that thi problems will be addressed under President Duterte’s administration.