Surigao del Sur

Employment Status

In 2000, the province's labor force involving 15 years old and over added up to 321,000 or 63.97 percent of the total provincial population. Of this number, 221,000 or 66 percent were in the labor force where 203,320 or 92 percent constituted the employed group. The remaining 17,680 were unemployed. Labor Force Participation Rate (LFPR) is placed at 73.06. Employment rate, on the other hand, is posted at 92.04 percent. The agriculture sector remains the major provider of employment in 2000 which showed a 55 percent employment of the total provincial employment. Services follow at 35 percent while industry at 9 percent. Industry not adequately defined or stated constituted 1 percent.