The employment rate of the Ilocos Region was estimated at 92.5 percent in April 2021. This was higher by 14.8 percentage points compared with the 77.7 percent employment rate in April 2020. It also increased by 1.8 percentage points from the 90.7 percent employment rate in January 2021.
The Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) in April 2021 marked at 64.4 percent in Ilocos Region, an increase of 3.6 percentage points from the 60.8 percent in the same period in 2020. Moreover, it also grew by 2.7 percentage points from the 61.7 percent LFPR in January 2021.
Ilocos Region’s underemployment rate declined by 3.0 percentage points, from 20.7 percent in April 2020 to 17.7 percent in April 2021. On the other hand, it increased by 0.8 percentage points from 16.9 percent in the previous quarter.
The unemployment rate in Ilocos Region was estimated at 7.5 percent in April 2021, lower by 14.8 percentage points compared to 22.3 percent in April 2020. It also decreased by 1.8 percentage points from the 9.3 percent unemployment rate in January 2021.
Across regions, Ilocos Region posted the 6th lowest employment rate in April 2021. National Capital Region (NCR) posted the lowest employment rate at 85.6 percent, while Zamboanga Peninsula recorded the highest with 96.7 percent employment rate.