Employment at agriculture sector stands at P12M
Philippine Statistics Authority said the country’s employed persons in agriculture numbered 8.31 million males and 2.76 million females in 2016.
By region, Western Visayas had the most number of male agricultural workers at 0.80 million and Central Visayas recorded the biggest number of female agricultural workers at 0.33 million.
To be exact, about half a million males were employed in agriculture in Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Eastern Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Davao Region, SOCCSKSARGEN and ARMM.
Female agricultural workers were also high in number in Cagayan Valley at 0.21 million, Western Visayas at 0.30 million and Northern Mindanao at 0.21 million.
NCR, on the other hand, accounted for the least number of employment in agriculture at 21,000 males and 3,000 females. Fewer counts of employed persons were also registered in CAR at 0.21 million males and in Caraga at 90,000 females.
Countrywide, the male agricultural workers comprised 33.2 percent of the total male employment in 2016. In the same year, the females employed in agriculture shared 17.3 percent of the total female employment.
At the regional level, ARMM had 71.2 percent of the region’s total male employment who were working in agriculture. Likewise, the female agricultural workers accounted for 48.7 percent of the region’s total female employment.