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The male to female ratio of labor force participation (per city/per region) in 2015

Requested from PIDS by J. Hizon at 11:45 PM on Apr 08, 2022.
Purpose: Undergraduate dissertation for the UP School of Economics
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2015 - 12/31/2015
Tracking no: #PIDS-629559031117

Hizon 11:45 PM, Apr 08, 2022

Hello! I would like to request data on the per city "male to female ratio of labor force participation" of the Philippines in 2015. If the per city data is not available, I'd like to request the per province data. Incomplete data for some areas is also ok (eg only NCR data available). Only the national data was available online in the “Percentage Distribution of Unemployed Persons by Age Group, Sex and Highest Grade Completed, Philippines: 2015” table of the PSA. I’m grateful for any help po thank you!

April 12, 2022

Dear Jelyn,


Thank you for your request dated April 8, 2022 under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You requested for data on the following topic:
•	City-level or province-level data on labor force participation male to female ratio (2015).

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance, this Office does not produce the data you have requested. PIDS makes use of administrative data from other agencies for its research studies. However, you may want to get in touch directly with Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) to request the data set that you need (

Also, you may want to look at the following PIDS publication related to the data that you are requesting:
•	PIDS Book 2019-02: Outside Looking In: Gendered Perspectives in Work and Education (

Kindly check other PIDS publications that are available on our website (link here:

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