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Agricultural workers’ daily pay averaged P247.81 in 2019

FARM WORKERS received an average basic wage of P247.81 per day in 2019, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

Factory output falls for 7th straight month

THE COUNTRY’S factory output contracted for the seventh straight month in September, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday.

Gov’t development scorecard shows mixed results

A PRELIMINARY government scorecard that monitors the Philippines’ progress in meeting development targets showed mixed results, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Philippine non-food and industrial crop production ‘mixed’ in first quarter

PRODUCTION of four major non-food and industrial crops, namely coffee, rubber, sugarcane, and cacao, rose in the first quarter of 2020, while the output...

Trade gap narrows in February on weaker imports

THE country's trade-in-goods deficit narrowed in February as imports declined while exports grew, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Wednesday. Import payments declined 11.6%...

Shares end higher as inflation eases slightly

LOCAL SHARES finished higher on Tuesday as data showing slightly slower inflation in March drove up confidence among investors amid the coronavirus disease 2019...

All-industry revenue growth eases in 4th quarter

REVENUE across all industries grew in the fourth quarter, but growth slowed compared to year-earlier levels, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) said.

Gross revenue growth across key industries eases in the second quarter

REVENUE across all industries grew in the second quarter, albeit at a slower pace compared to a year ago, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported yesterday.

Children born out of wedlock outnumber legitimate ones

ILLEGITIMATE children in the Philippines have outnumbered kids born after marriage and their rights should also be protected, a Supreme Court magistrate said yesterday.

Factory output continues to decline in January

FACTORY output posted its second consecutive month of decline in January, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported this morning. Preliminary results of the PSA's latest...

At the crossroads

The ongoing trade tension between the United States (US) and China — the world’s two largest economies — continues to intensify as they wrangle...

PSA opts for competitive bidding for National ID system

THE government will pursue competitive bidding for the national ID system, with the pilot registration pushed back to next year.

Factory output growth eases but remains robust in May

THE COUNTRY’S factory production continued to expand by double-digit pace for the fifth straight month in May, though at a slower clip than in the preceding month, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported on Thursday.

Where do we find the most number of unpaid laborers in...

By Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researcher Unpaid workers are workers who do not receive regular pay, which is either the working owners themselves or the...

Metro Manila Q4 jobs growth slows

EMPLOYMENT growth among large Metro Manila firms slowed in the fourth quarter of 2017. In its latest quarterly Labor Turnover Survey, the Philippine Statistics Authority...

Baking success through breads

Filipinos have a penchant for breads. Like rice, these baked goods are a staple fare in the local dining table, and are typically consumed...

In quest for sustainable social protection

Social insurance institutions: Strengthening social protection Among the other sectors, the poor are more vulnerable to the risks and shocks of volatility in the global...

Trade gap continues to widen as imports outpace exports in January

THE Philippines’ trade deficit continued to widen in January with imports rising by double-digits amid flat exports growth. Preliminary data released yesterday by the Philippine...

PHL posts largest annual trade deficit in 2017; factory output slumps

By Christine Joyce S. Castañeda and Jochebed B. Gonzales, Senior Researchers THE Philippines’ trade deficit hit a new record high in December as exports contracted for...

Farm output grows slower in Q4, rebounds for the full year

VALUE of the country’s farm output grew by its slowest pace in 2017 in the fourth quarter, even as that rate marked a turnaround...

Domestic trade grows in 2016

THE Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported an increase in the country’s domestic trade in terms of value and quantity in 2016 on the back...

More people were hired in Metro Manila than those who were...

Data source: Philippine Statistics Authority | Graphics: Bong Fortin

Consumption fuels job gains

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Merchandise export and factory output performance

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