Country brief

Youth Employment and Migration in Philippines

Youth aged 15-24 account for more than 17 million of the overall 92.3 million Filipino populationi. With the 25-29 age group, the young generation in the Philippines comes up to 27.5 per cent of the total population. Almost one in three Filipino youth (29.4 per cent) comes from poor families. As an increasing number of young people are entering the labour force, the demographic pressure exacerbates tensions on the labour market, impacting youth labour market outcomes.