Information technology was the most common field of study for all female university students in 2017. The labour force participation rate for women in the Philippines in 2017 was 46.2% (versus 76.2% for men), while the unemployment rate was 5.2% (versus 6% for men).
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is committed to promoting women’s economic empowerment.
Female participation in the labour force lags behind that of males in all APEC economies. This is despite women often having higher levels of enrolment in tertiary education.
Women hold 40% of senior management team roles in the Philippines, the highest proportion out of 35 countries, according to 2017 data from Grant Thornton. There is evidence of equity in the promotion process at all levels up to supporting roles in the senior management level (e.g., human resource officer and chief financial officer). However this proportional ...
The Philippines (ranked 10th) ceded its position as the highest performer in the East Asia and the Pacific region to New Zealand, while Indonesia and Vietnam ranked 84 and 69 respectively.