The labor force participation rate was estimated at 63.4 percent while the proportion of underemployed persons (or those employed persons who expressed desire to have additional hours of work in their present job, an additional job, or a new job with longer working hours) was estimated at 18.3 percent .
(Note: Estimates based on the average of the four (4) rounds (January, April, July, and October)

Source of data: Philippine Statistical Authority (PSA)
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The peso-dollar exchange rate continued to go up in December 2016, reaching a monthly average of PHP 49.82. It is the highest rate registered in 2016. This is also higher compared to PHP 47.23 in the same period in 2015. It brought the average peso-dollar exchange rate for 2016 to PHP 47.49, which is higher than the PHP 45.50 in 2015

Source of data: Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP)
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Philippine Stock Exchange Index ended at 6,804.64 for the month of December 2016. This higher compared to 6781.20 for November 2016.

Source of data: Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE)
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