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Province of Ilocos Sur

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Labor Force

Employment rate is 91.2 percent while the remaining 8.8 percent are unemployed. Out of the 236,000 active labor force, 77.5 percent are in the rural area and the remaining 22.5 percent are in the urban area. About 58 percent were engaged in agricultural activities, 34 percent are in the service sector and the remaining 7 percent. Economically active population aged 15 to 64 years comprised more than 61 percent of the population. Young dependents, aged 0 to 14 comprised 32.1 percent while 6.8 percent as old dependents aged 65 years and above. Thus, the overall dependency ratio was 63.76, lower than the 1995 ratio of 70.46.

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