The MEI in the Philippines registered a 14% growth in March year-on-year
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Highlights
1. Among industry sectors, Retail exhibited the steepest annual growth, whereas BPO/ITES declined the most. 2. After a muted and cautious outlook in 2017, the MEI indicates an improved hiring momentum as the economy eases at the start of the 1st quarter in 2018. 3. As indicated by the Monster Employment Index, the region displays an upward trend in the online hiring activity .
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Launched in April 2011 with data collected since October 2010, the Monster Employment Index is a broad and comprehensive monthly analysis of online job demand in the Philippines conducted by Monster.com. Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of online career outlets, including Monster Philippines, the Monster Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity nationwide. The Monster Employment Index’s underlying data is validated for accuracy by Research America, Inc.- an independent, third-party auditing firm - to ensure that measured online job recruitment activity is within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%. Monster has taken due care in compiling and processing the data available from various sources for Monster Employment Index, but does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or action / decision taken or for the results obtained from the use of such information.

MEI Quarter - 1 Index Highlights:

  • Among industry sectors, Retail exhibited the steepest annual growth, whereas BPO/ITES declined the most
  • After a muted and cautious outlook in 2017, the MEI indicates an improved hiring momentum as the economy eases at the start of the 1st quarter in 2018
  • As indicated by the Monster Employment Index, the region displays an upward trend in the online hiring activity
Aug 17
98
Sep 17
100
Oct 17
99
Jan 18
106
Feb 18
117
Mar 18
117