Employment from a company is one of the sources how people earn money so that they can use it for everyday living. Moreover, employment from a reputed and popular company is the dream of many college students because they knew it will bring high pay and benefits.
Sadly to say, not all will get employment or even a decent job even if you graduated from college because of lack of employment in our country. It is one problem that has been there for many years and many presidents have already passed and the problem is still there.
Perhaps, you know that it is even harder to get employment if you didn’t finish college. Because of too many competitions with very low job creation in our country, unemployment rate is somewhat increasing from time to time. It is also the reason why many Filipinos choose to work abroad and look for the “greener pasture” outside the Philippines.
If you are looking form some data about the unemployment, underemployment and employment rate in the Philippines from 2002 to 2011, you can see it in the following table. The information below comes from the National Statistics Coordination Board.
Household Population 15 Years Old and Over by Employment Status
July 2002 – October 2011
|Period||Labor Force Participation Rate||Employment Rate
|Unemploy- ment Rate
|Underemploy- ment Rate
After careful checking of the figures, you will clearly see that the unemployment rate is not really going down. In some years, it is going up and other years, it is going down. There’s no definite trend on how the rate is going.
I wish the government will create a strong plan or project that will focus more on job creation in the country. The Filipinos need more jobs so that they will not go abroad and leave their family behind.
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