Philippine Standard Occupational Classification (PSOC)

The 2012 Philippine Standard Occupational Classification (PSOC) is a statistical classification of the different occupational groups of the working population, including the military work force in the country. It is basically patterned after the 2008 International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO) released by the International Labor Organization (ILO) but with modifications to suit the national situations and requirements. The PSOC is primarily used as basis for manpower and educational planning, program formulation, policy decision-making and serves as useful guide for statistical operations and activities, such as censuses and surveys.