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Number of digitally skilled workers in the Philippines

Requested from PIDS by A. Del Valle at 07:16 PM on Jan 11, 2022.
Purpose: Research
Date of Coverage: 01/01/2019 - 01/11/2022
Tracking no: #PIDS-720927519983

Del Valle 07:16 PM, Jan 11, 2022

Dear Ma'am/Sir,

I would like to request information on the key employment indicators (employment and underemployment rate based on age, sex, region, etc.) measuring workforce data in the digital labor and e-commerce sectors.

The information will be used in aid of a research project that aims to assess employment and recruitment trends in the Philippine digital labor market and identify recommendations to contribute to skills development, increased employment, and sustained e-commerce industry growth.

Thank you!

January 18, 2022

Dear Mr. Del Valle,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated January 11, 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:
•	Key Employment Indicators Measuring Workforce Data in the Digital Labor and E-Commerce Sectors (employment and underemployment rate based on age, sex, region, etc.) for 2019-2022

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 other government agencies, such as the Philippine Statistics Authority (https://psa.gov.ph/) or the Department of Information and Communication Technology (https://dict.gov.ph/), to request the data that you need.

Also, you may want to look at the following PIDS publication related to the data that you are requesting:
•	DP 2021-13: Filipinos' Access and Exposure to ICT: A General Overview based on the National ICT Household Survey (https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps2113.pdf); 
•	DP 2021-28: Labor Market Structures, Pay Gap, and Skills in the Philippines  (https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps2128.pdf);
•	DP 2020-29: Online Work in the Philippines: Some Lessons in the Asian Context (https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps2029.pdf); and
•	DP 2016-16: Examining Trends in ICT Statistics: How Does the Philippines Fare in ICT? (https://pidswebs.pids.gov.ph/CDN/PUBLICATIONS/pidsdps1616.pdf)

Kindly check other PIDS publications that are available on our website (link here: https://www.pids.gov.ph/publications).

For further assistance, you may review the FAQ section of the eFOI site: https://www.foi.gov.ph/help.

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If you are not satisfied with the result of the review, you then have the right to appeal to the Office of the President under Administrative Order No. 22 (s. 2011).


Thank you.

Respectfully,
Novie Salcedo
FOI Officer

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