PHILIPPINE STAR/ RUSSELL A. PALMA

THE NUMBER of people employed in formal establishments rose to 5.37 million in August 2022 from 5.32 million in June 2020, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported.

The results were contained in the PSA’s 2021/2022 Integrated Survey on Labor and Employment. The comparative periods are irregular due to disruptions from the pandemic.

The services sector had the largest workforce with 3.78 million, followed by industry with 1.45 million and agriculture, forestry and fishing with 139,190. — Abigail Marie P. Yraola