The 2016 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. The 2015 Global Gender Gap Report of the World Economic Forum shows that the Philippines ranked seventh among other countries in the Global Gender Gap Index from rank nine a year ago. This signifies that the Philippines continues to improve in terms of enhancing gender equality, particularly on different indicators such as 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 2011-2015. 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.