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1.5M join ranks of the jobless



At least 1.5 million Filipinos have joined the ranks of the unemployed between September and December, according to a recent survey of the Social Weather Stations.

The 4th Quarter 2011 Social Weather Survey, conducted from Dec. 3 to 7 and first published in the BusinessWorld newspaper, said that unemployment rose to 24 percent, or an estimated 9.7 million, from 20.2 percent (8.2 million) three months earlier.

The figure includes those who were retrenched (10 percent), quit their jobs (9 percent) or joined the throngs of jobseekers for the first time (5 percent).

Those retrenched consisted of 7 percent whose previous contract was not renewed, 2 percent whose employer closed operations, and 1 percent who were terminated.

SWS defines unemployment as those respondents 18 years old and above who are not working and at the same time are looking for work. Those not looking for work such as housewives, students and retired or disabled persons were not included.

This definition is different from the official definition of the National Statistical Coordination Board which include all persons who are 15 years and over and are reported as: 1) without work and currently available for work and seeking work; or 2) without work and currently available for work but not seeking work.

Data from the National Statistics Office Labor Force Survey has placed the official unemployment rate at 6.4 percent, or an estimated 2.6 million Filipinos, as of October 2011. The figure is down from 7.1 percent a year before.

The SWS said unemployment hit a record high of 34.2 percent in February 2009. The figure had fallen below 20 percent in only three out of 26 surveys from May 2005 to December 2011. SWS also noted that unemployment was relatively high among women and among the younger members of the labor force, following the pattern in previous surveys.  Inquirer Research


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  • dead_pixel

    Si noyAbnoy ay…
    Busy sa love life, wala namang sex life.
    Busy sa party, wala naman sa scene of the tragedy.
    Busy sa presscon at talumpati, wala namang pwerba – puro paninisi.
    Busy sa impeachment, wala namang matibay na ebedensya.

    Magsipag kanaman noyAbnoy!
    Nadagdagan nanaman ng 1.5 million ang 8.2 million na mga jobless!
    9.7 million na ang walang trabaho dahil sa ka abnormalang pamamalakad mo!

    HINDI SAPAT AT HINDI DAPAT ANG CCT!
    HINDI SAPAT AT HINDI DAPAT ANG PANTAWID-PASADA!

    Kung hindi mo na kaya dahil hindi ka naman handa sa pagiging pangulo, mag RESIGN KA NALANG!

    • RomyMacalintal

       Masipag naman sya

      Heil PNoy

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Q4TXEC3FNMIVKF2DKFHHEH5L2Q Pong

    ALASKADO na naman kayo MANOLO !    Haaaaay Senyor ang hirap mag trabaho sa OPS ! Araw araw mataas ang BP !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5OC4T6FDZYN5RCVEAFH2YBMNSM Don

    10% of the population…wow..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4UUKT3KMR3HZPFPTGCWK5XQ2WY Mark

    Oh my God!

    Panginoon, bakit abnormal na tao ang binigay ninyong pangulo?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Roger-Baronda/100001288703402 Roger Baronda

    kasama na yung mrs. ko dito …di ko alam kung bakit ? honor student, nangarap bilang isang teacher..pinag aral ko kahit may tatlo na syang anak nakaya pa nya ….isang take lang ng teacher board exam..ngunit ng mag apply na ng trabaho bilang guro …mas una pang natanggap yung hindi matalino at 3 beses na ng kumuha ng board…alam nyo kung bakit? very simple walang kakilala sa dep ed…walang padreno…walang panglagay …..kaya siguro maraming guro sa ngayon na bagsak yung pamamaraan ng pag tututuro nila mali mali yung mga grammar sa english at Pilipino ;apiktado yung mga kabataan natin ngayon !!! yung ibang gurong na deserving pumunta na lang sa ibang bansa..naisip ko tuloy mag care giver na lang yung mrs ko….pero sayang talaga …maliit lang ang sahod bilang isang guro pero sana maging teacher na yung mrs ko ngayong taon na ito…sayang yung Talino at kasipagan nya…!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HUE7BZXUJ7I5AFIBEPSIBONAHA Alfred A

    HALA Sige, Impeachment pa… It’s more fun in the Philippines.. lahit walang trabaho…huhuhu…
    Walang mahirap kung walang kurap at wala ring trabaho… ano ba ‘yan?…

  • marionics

    Nang ako ay isilang
       At nagdilat na ang mga mata
       Ako’y agad sinalubong
       Ng mga problema
       Kahit saan araw-araw
       Kung ang mundo’y pagmamasdan
       Punong-puno ng mga tao
       Lagi na lang may kaguluhan
       Ay kayraming mga tao
       Sumasakit ang ulo ko
       Tignan n’yo sa bangketa
       Pulubi ay naghilera
       Mga kamay laging nakasahod
       Doon sila natutulog
       Ako’y mayroong kaibigan
       Siya ay hindi nakapag-aral
       At dahil sa kanyang kahirapan
       Siya’y napilitang magnakaw
       Ay kayraming mga tao
       [Nagsisikip/Punong-puno] na ang mundo
       Problema’y dumadami
       Sana’y isipin n’yo
       Ganyan ba talaga
       Ang buhay ng pinoy
       Ganyan ba talaga
       Tayo sa habang panahon
       Kayraming mga pamilya
       Anak nila’y sobra-sobra
       Wala namang maipalamon
       Kahit kumayod maghapon
       Sa umaga pagkagising
       Wala palang makakain
       Asawa ay kanyang aawayin
       Mga anak sisisihin
             … n’yo,   sige!
       Tignan n’yo ang mga pamilya
       Anak nila’y sobra-sobra
       Wala namang maipalamon
       Kahit kumayod maghapon
       Sa umaga pagkagising
       Wala palang makakain
       Asawa ay kanyang aawayin
           … n’yo (isipin n’yo)
       Sana’y isipin n’yo (isipin n’yo)
       Sana’y, sana’y isipin n’yo
       Mayroon pang pag-asa
       Isipin n’yo, isipin n’yo

  • dead_pixel

    ITO ANG DAPAT E HEADLINE!
    Dahil, Inquirer at ka KKKK din, wag na kayong umasa!!!
    Ma he-headline pa kung na STD (nanaman) si Krizzy Aquino!

  • Rocky6076

    If in the survey they included those who are hopelessly gave up looking for jobs,then the result could be double or triple than that. This government is nothing but an empty can only noisy and nothing in it.After two years where’s the promised beef?



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