SWS SURVEY

1M join ranks of jobless Filipinos

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Joblessness in the country worsened in the first quarter of the year, the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey found, with an economist tracing the rise in unemployment rate to fresh graduates joining the labor pool.

Filipino adults without jobs numbered 11.1 million, up 10 percent from the 10.1 million recorded at the end of 2012, results of the survey that SWS conducted from March 19 to 22 showed.

The nationwide survey used 1,200 face-to-face interviews and had a margin of error of plus-or-minus three percentage points.

SWS said the unemployment rate rose to 25.4 percent in the first three months of the year from the 24.6 percent last December.

“The first quarter unemployment rate particularly in March is high. It becomes a problem if it will persist beyond the first quarter. This means that GDP growth cannot generate employment which means jobless growth,” Cid L. Terosa of the University of Asia and the Pacific said in a text message.

The unemployed included those who had resigned from their jobs (12 percent), had been retrenched (8 percent), or those joining the throngs of job-seekers for the first time (5 percent, rounded off).

Of those retrenched, 6 percent did not have their contracts renewed.

Christmas temporary jobs

Malacañang said the rise in unemployment rate from December to March was due to “temporary jobs” created during the Christmas season.

“Normally, you will have temporary jobs for December. That’s seasonal… So, we get many seasonal jobs for that,” said presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda at a briefing in the Palace.

But he said the government was creating jobs in three areas: tourism, agriculture and infrastructure.

Asked if the growing number of unemployed Filipinos was not worrisome to the administration, Lacierda said: “We want to make sure that we have more jobs for our people. That’s a thrust and a commitment from this government to our Filipino people.”

Since May 2005, the unemployment rate has been more than 20 percent except for three instances—19.9 percent in March 2006, 17.5 percent in December 2007 and 18.9 percent in September 2010, SWS data showed.

Unemployment definition

The SWS definition of unemployment covers respondents aged 18 and above who are “without a job at present and looking for a job.” This excludes those not looking for work such as housewives, students and retired or disabled persons.

The definition is different from the official definition in the Labor Force Survey (LFS), which includes persons 15 years and over and who are reported “not working, looking for work and available.”

The government’s latest LFS puts the level of unemployment in the country at 7.1 percent in January or equivalent to 2.89 million, up from 6.8 percent or 2.76 million in October 2012.

Amid the higher unemployment rate, SWS said 34 percent of the respondents expected that there would be more jobs in the next 12 months. Twenty-one percent expected fewer jobs and 28 percent believed the number of available jobs would remain the same.

Unemployment among women barely moved (from 35.7 to 35.4 percent) while it picked up among men (from 15.3 percent to 17.3 percent).

By age group, joblessness was highest among those in the 18-24 age group (from 47.6 percent to 49.6 percent) followed by the 25-34 bracket (from 32.8 percent to 31.8 percent), the 35-44 group (from 20 percent to 23 percent) and the 45 and up (from 15.5 percent to 15.8 percent). Reports from Ana Roa, Inquirer Research and Michael Lim Ubac

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  • Kamoteng Baging

    Bukas niyan may balita naman tungkol sa magandang ekonomiya natin.

    • speaksoftlylove

      Tama ka. Parang username mo ang ekonomiya ng Pilipinas, Panhik Panaog.

      Mabuti kung umusad. Ang problema ay “one step forward, two steps backwards.” Puro Fitch, Moody’s at S&P lang ang pinagyayabang na drawing din naman. Makakain ba yon? Tsuwarewap naman kaagad ang SWS at Pulse Asia pareho lang din na survey. Biruin mo, sabi ng SWS ay “1 million people more are jobless.” Tapos in the same survey, “More are becoming optimistic.” Paano mo naman i-reconcile yang kabalbalan ni Mahal Mang ahas, aber? Dagdagan pa ng DOLE na ang sabi “There are many jobs but few are qualified.” hanep talaga.

  • http://www.yahoo.com/ Ciano Malandag

    dahil na naman yan siguro sa nakaraang administrasyon kaya lalong dumami ang mga walang trabaho.yong brownout sa Mindanao si Arroyo ang sinisisi nila! mga INUTIL!!! puro kwento walang kwenta! porma ng porma walang reporma!!!

  • cato_the_younger

    Kaya dapat talaga may RH. Sa dami ba naman ng mga Pinoy, mahirap talagang makahanap ng trabaho.

    • marionics

      oo nga sisihin niyo sc

  • Miguel37

    Hope the investment grade PHL has secured recently would translate jobs to all these pitiful souls. Im afraid only the rich becomes richer and mga kagaya natin na namumuhay lang para sa araw araw ay mananatiling kapos or worst maghirap pa lalo.

  • commentator

    I think the problem is that businessmen are not investing in the Philippines because there is no market. The Filipino market is already taken by China’s manufacturers with their cheap goods that are flooding the Philippine market. That is why the jobs that should have been given to Filipinos courtesy of OFWs money are being taken by Chinese workers.

  • carlcid

    If you listen to this administration’s propaganda, everything is going fantastically well in the Philippines. It is the land of milk and honey and of plentiful jobs. Yes, GDP is growing at spectacular rates, they say. But where are the jobs? Only PNoy’s well-heeled friends are prospering.

  • Albert Einstien

    MALIITpa yang pinalabas nilang 11.1 MILLION UNEMPLOYED FIGURES kung tutuusin..100 mILLION na tayo ….WALANG TRABAHO..nasa 25 to 30 MILLION DAPAT KULANG ang DATA nila…DAPAT ILABAS lang NILA yun EMPLOYED DATA na nasa CURRENT list ng DFA pati na SSS at GSIS na nagHUHULOG yan malalaman nila KONTI lang TALAGA me TRABAHO less total labor force na 60 million…KAHIT huwag nyo na ISAMA yun 40 million na bata at matatanda……….PROGRESO at UMU-UNLAD daw tayo sabi ng mga AQUINO ..simula ng panahon ni CORY 27 years AGO yan na ang ARAW-ARAW na PROPAGANDA at PAID SURVEYS nila..ang UMUUNLAD mga KKK lang at ang BANSA at TAOMBAYAN PURO KALBARYO…. hanggang ngayon parehong propaganda pa rin ke GNOY2..27 years na nilang PINAG-LOLOKO ang taombayan..GISING na…!

  • siegfeil

    Pilit na pinakikita ni Pres. Abnoy eh Pnoy na maganda ang economiya sifuro sa mga konting Intsek ilang politiko. pati si NEDA napagdiskritahan sa pagsabi nang totoo sa statistics nila.

  • BoyBakal

    Where is the 400,000 jobs?
    Pulos propaganda….pulos salita, pulos bola.
    Kuadrado na ang ulo ng mga pilipino sa kabobola ng administrasyon ito.
    At least yong jueteng pag nambola may pera.

  • tra6Gpeche

    This will have to be expected. 1.5 million additional Filipinos every year is not something to be taken for granted. Unless of course, this government or the next government can create 1.5 million jobs every year. I believe it is impossible for any government to create such huge numbers of job. At present, the solution is to send all of these new graduates abroad to work. Or make all of them go farming in the provinces. We have so much land to be cultivated. Or ask Mr. Sy and other Filipino/Chinese tycoons to put up SM malls in every town, cities and provinces even if the salary is not so great. If the RH is correctly and faithfully implemented right away, the future job seekers will definitely be much less.

    • fuctore

      RH bill again.
      Mind you. Libido was never the cause of misery in this country.
      The endless cycle of corruption is.
      so vicious that Poverty will forever stay in the system and
      politicians will definitely make sure of that.
      Poverty is the lifesource of greed and no pinoy trapo is exempted from it.
      Sino ba ang me ayaw ng pork barrel?
      Mas maraming mahirap, mas maraming bobotante, mas malaking budget.
      ganun lang yun….
      palagi.

      • kangsongdaeguk

        RH law!
        No, population greatly plays a role in our society – and then there’s talk of sustainability. Unless you wanna make our society like those in the wild – survival of the fittest, literally?

      • tra6Gpeche

        Yes, I have been angry for the corruption, the greed and the pork barrels of these lawmakers. But I know that this will never end especially in the Philippines where politicians own almost everything, a town, a city, or a province. What can the Filipinos do? How would the poor and ordinary Filipinos stop this greed of the politicians? Many Filipino families and their many children are poor, uneducated and dependent on these politicians. I don’t see poor couples planning to have many children to have comfortable life in the future. To always depend on these good for nothing and avaricious politicians is not good for their own welfare and future. Walang mag-aahon sa kanilang kahirapan kung hindi ang sarili nila. It is a big mistake to think that these Filipino politicians will be concerned of the future of someone else children.

  • mewo_meow

    Ang mga ninakaw sa kaban ng bayan, dapat sana ilaan sa small and medium enterprises fund.

  • Horst Manure

    Until you have a judiciary that works not many would be willing to invest here as there is no guarantee their assets are protected and if they were unfortunate enough to be caught by the Caught & Liaryers inc. it take years if not a decade to get a verdict.
    Not a shingle you want to hold out to the rest of the world.

  • noyab

    ang ganda raw ng economy ng pinas, 11.1 million lang naman ang jobless…..
    ang yabang mo noytard……mahilig ka lang magbuhat ng banko. tama ang sinabi ng isang tao dyan sa gobyerno na sa last minute ay di isinama sa meeting abroad sa pagsasabi ng tutoo na walang ipinagbago ang lagay ng mahihirap simula ng umupo ang autistic na Presidente natin…..

    • fuctore

      ganito pala yung sinasabi ni PNoy na tuwid na daan…
      daan patungo saan?

  • klepto

    Useless government + Stupid/Dumb Voters = Disaster

  • Fulpol

    economic growth is just fake, scam…

    now, you can see the reality…

    LOL
    LOL
    LOL

  • RJ

    Here we go again blaming the government for the increase of of unemployment rate. It is every Filipino’s right to have a decent and well-paying job but we are responsible as well to find one and to fit the job.

    I could agree that we really have problems with unemployment but it is not only because the government could not provide jobs. Most of the time, it is our own fault too. We are “lazy” to find work, we are very “selective” with the job we want to apply. We are not “prepared or competent” for the job.

    I know a company with several vacancies but they are having a hard time to get the right people to fill it in . They are getting few applicants and when they find one they are technically incapable.

    To everyone here who’s blaming the government I would assume that you have jobs perhaps a well-paying one. Why are you in this job? Did the government provide this for you or did you search for it? I guess it’s the latter. That makes the difference. You are employed because you want it, you need it and you took actions to get it.

    The lazy will never ever get the job. They have to to want it, to find it and be good at it.

    • $28797156

      naintindihan mo ba ang english mo? nasaan ka ngayon? nasa Pilipinas ka ba at nagpupunas ng puwet ni aquino III kaya ka employed at desente ang bigay ni aquino sayo?

      • RJ

        It seems that you are the one who could not understand. I’m not protecting Aquino and unfortunately he’s not paying me at all. What I am trying to say is that we “always” keep on blaming the government no matter who is in the position. I bet you had the same complaint way back the times of Ramos, Estrada and Arroyo. It makes me wonder, if you were able to find a good job or a job at least since then.

        Instead of saying nasty things and complaining why don’t you give yourself a favor? Devote your time in finding a job. If you do have one then just keep your bad mouth shut. Your words are only polluting the online conversation.

      • $28797156

        dapat lang na sisihin ang gobyerno dahil sa kapalpakan nila na protektahan ang kapakanan ng mga Filipino. kung naintindihan mo ang mga sinasabi mo. alam mo ba ang bilang mga illegal na ofw. alam mo ba ang rason kung bakit naging illegal na ofw sila. alamin mo yan at wag mong purihin ang sarili mong galing dahil kayabagnan yan. pahirap ang gobyerno ng Pilipinas sa mga ordinaryong mamayang Pilipino. alam mo ba yon? baka nalunod ka na sa kayabangan mo.

      • $28797156

        alamin mo ang bilang ng mga illegal ofw at alamin mo rin ang mga rason bakit sila naging illegal ofw.

    • buttones

      Well there might be something in what you say about people being lazy, bone idle or just too thick to get a job but I can hardly imagine that applies to one fourth of the nations work force? But is it not ALWAYS government, in any country whose job it is to stimulate the economy, to adopt policies so jobs can be created in the private sector? I agree that government is not a placement agency, an employment exchange that spends it’s time matching people to jobs, even in the areas of tourism, agri and infrastructure mentioned, they are mainly private enterprise, but it is governments job to create the environment where things might happen in the way of tax breaks, government loans, work experience programs for the youth where government picks up half the tab, etc etc ? In fact if this figure of 11.1 million next time turned out at only 2 million- who would get the credit? Government would get the credit, and claim it as theirs as well so the reverse situation also applies. Government can’t have it both ways.

      There will always be a section of society that prefers not working and just getting by, and it’s probably true some won’t take a job because it’s not in their line, they are way over qualified, they are too proud, but I think that’s a minority-

      I’ve done the most menial of jobs in my time, from picking daffodils on cold mornings to serving bar, all detached from my profession, and yes I sought these jobs out because I needed to earn money. But the jobs were actually there; are there 11.1 million jobs of any kind available- I don’t think so. To be good at your job? Yes I entirely agree, absolutely, even if it’s cleaning toilets, be the best toilet cleaner there is- there is a certain dignity in that.

      • CmdrAdobo

        so you’re saying these millions of filipinos are lazy?

      • buttones

        No my dear, that was what the other poster was saying, sort off, and I said I cannot believe it is true, did you even read my
        post? For God’s sake!

      • CmdrAdobo

        Sorry, I was quick reading and it’s too long.

        I am slowly reading now I understand your point.

        Yes exactly I agree on this. Government should create an environment of job creation, education, and awareness to citizens what should be the right path.

      • buttones

        That’s ok, I skip read as well sometimes-
        no offence taken

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i dont know what the inquirer did but i have a hard time reading names and times

      • RJ

        Please try to read comments carefully carefully particularly when you try to respond. I have said several items regarding unemployment although I emphasized on laziness I did admit that there are still problems with how the government addresses the issue. Then again, I stand to my position that there are lots of us who are lazy. I was in the Philippines 2 weeks ago and I saw a lot of job opportunities but I also saw lots of people doing nothing. Why these positions are not filled in?

    • CmdrAdobo

      Do you really believe that filipinos are lazy?

  • superpilipinas

    joblessness worsened….poverty unchanged in the last 6 years……

    140 Billion Pesos lost due to oil smuggling…….

    don’t vote for Team PNoy, UNA, LP, NP, NPC, Lakas, Kampi, etc….all these are just TraPos, Political Dynasties, and incompetents, not serving the interest of all Filipinos especially the poor. These people exploited the corrupt system of the past and are just strengthening their hold of political power.

    Give the Philippines a chance. Vote for new candidates and new parties. If they perform bad, they are easier to remove. If they perform well, then we can retain them.

  • hubblecoke

    syempre ang may kasalanan nyan sila marcos, corona, gma, lahat ng kalaban ng aquinos’

    • CmdrAdobo

      hahaa.. very sarcastic. good one.

  • 1a

    para sa mga talangka kahit santo pa ang ilagay nyo sa pwesto pilit pa rin naman nila yang ibabagsak

  • CmdrAdobo

    Now this is the reality. I cry for the Philippines mismanaged by bwisit na mga politicians. You see, president should be working, so many things to do, but he’s busy campaigning. I hope they all die.

  • kilabot

    that’s the trend, everything rising.
    gdp rising, investment grade rising, tourists rising;
    unemployment rising, prices rising, tuition rising, crime rising, poverty rising;
    figure that out, pervert!

  • talagalangha

    Hahaha, couldn’t help but laugh at one comment…buti pa daw yung jueteng, pag may NAMBOLA, may NANALO…eh sa gobyernong Aquino, lahat nambobola, wala namang nananalo…..lahat tayo TALO! Maganda daw ekonomiya…nasaan? haber?

    Puwede po ba mga kababayan, wag na kayong bumoto ng mga LP at trapo politicians…yung mga baguhan na lang….like Mitos Magsaysay, Edward Hagedorn at yung mga di pa kilala, baka sakaling bumuti ang kalagayan natin…nakakasuka na ang mga Aquinos!

    SOBRANG CORRUPT NILANG LAHAT…mahihiya ang mga Marcos at Arroyos, at Estradas..

    • Albert Einstien

      nakalimutan mo HACIENDA mas malaking pagnanakaw at PLUNDER yun me kasama pang pang-API at pang-ABUSO sa mga farmers……lol

  • dennis_genio

    How does it come na panay ang report natin about economic growth tapos ngayon eh 1M ang jobless?

  • buttones

    Definitions;

    1 -“The SWS definition of unemployment covers
    respondents aged 18 and above who are “without a job at present and looking for
    a job.” This excludes those not looking for work such as housewives, students
    and retired or disabled persons”. That makes sense to me and equals about 25%.

    2- “The definition is different from the official definition in the Labor Force Survey (LFS), which includes persons 15 years and over and who are reported “not working, looking for work and available.” = 7.1%

    Can somebody explain why, if you include 15 year olds the employment rate goes
    down? There was a major French bank recently doing economic research on Asian development and they expressed confusion as to how PH government defined unemployment- I am equally confused, is government method designed to hide unemployment?

  • jorgii0550

    11M Jobless Pinoys? This is misleading, Philippines is the mall capital of the world and our economy are driven by domestic spending. Most of this jobless Pinoys are actually not that serious in looking for a job.

    – majority of them have some form of part time job or side line
    – some of them are too lazy to find work or very picky on the kind of job they will take
    – some of them are not really interested in getting a job they are just happy since they have relatives who are supporting them, this is mostly true among the family of OFW.

    There is always job, you need to go out and find them…….look for a job and stop being a member of PAL!!!

    • CmdrAdobo

      Mayabang. Ignorant. You should go to Provinces there are so many istambay people. Also lots of jobless people in squatter area.

      Philippine malls dont match with malls even in SouthEast Asia. Have you been to Bangkok, KL, Singapore, and Jakarta?

      PHL is not known for shopping. Bankok, Sg, KL, and Hong Kong are.

      If we have millions of lazy filipnos, then something really wrong with us.

      Stop being mayabang because we dont have nothing. Just work harder.

      • jorgii0550

        Funny how an insecure nega crab like you call me ignorant…do some research first before you comment stupid…..

        We have the 3rd biggest mall in the world (SM city North Edsa) the top 1&2 are in China (both have very low occupancy rate)

        Philippines have 4 of the top 20 biggest malls in the world ( SM North Edsa 3rd, Mall of Asia 8th, Megamall 14th, SM Cebu18th)…next year another mall in SRP Cebu ( SM SeaSide) will open that will be in the top 5 biggest mall in the world.

        Your insecurity and negativity will not help anybody….so just keep it to yourself.

      • CmdrAdobo

        I know that ranking. Bigger does not mean good mall. Come to Singapre and you will see. Stop talking because u are stupid.

      • jorgii0550

        LOL lulusot kapa olat’s kana….mag research muna kasi bago mag comment para di ka magkalat……even the biggest mall in Singapore will not be able to crack the top 10 biggest mall in our country.

        It seems you have no idea what Malls is all about, its about consumerism and its aim is to provide a rich product selection in a consumer-friendly and practical way size and the number…..so its about size, the number of shops and the variety of goods and services available inside the mall.

        Singapore malls like Hongkong mostly caters for the tourist, expats and the wealthy, whereas Philippine Malls are actually for the local population. If you compare the size and the numbers of malls of those 2 countries even combined they are no match to us and its not even close.

        Filipinos have actually money to spent that’s why Malls are doing good which make our country the Mall capital of the world.

      • CmdrAdobo

        shopping capital? Dream on. Philippines is not not known for shopping. You can search ‘shopping capital of the world’ in google and you will see. I dont know what u are talking about. I lived in Chicago, LA, San Francisco, Manila, and Singapore and traveled to a lot of cities. Where did u get that shopping capital?

        Jorgii, try to live in developed country and you will know what i mean.

      • jorgii0550

        Who said about shopping capital?……..I told you to think first and make some research before commenting, para di ka nagkakalat!

        I said Philippines is the Mall capital of the world.

        I actually studied in Singapore for 2 years living with my aunt’s Family….Chinese like us are stingy and Singapore Malls are expensive so most Singaporeans prefers to shop elsewhere.

      • CmdrAdobo

        mall capital is equivalent to shopping capital. dont tweak the word dear.

        Seriously, SM boxes can match singapore mall? I dont think so.

      • jorgii0550

        OMG are you that clueless?

        Have you even went inside a mall?

        Mall is not only about shopping…….its a one stop giant shop for everything…….Cinemas, bars, cafes, clinics, restaurants, entertainment center, gyms, concerts, education/schools, sports activities, conventions, seminars, tv shows and the list goes on and on…….

        The malls is all about consumerism and here in the Philippines its much more, you can actually immerse yourselves in a social environment and our culture inside the mall.

      • piskay

        sa ibang bansa they like more on small stalls pero marami,hinde kagaya sa atin na one stop shop ang style

      • CmdrAdobo

        given u are correct. it can match singapore malls, bangkok malls or kuala lumpur malls?

      • piskay

        depende kasi yan sa culture,sa ibang bansa hinde sila masyado mahilig sa mall.mga medium size lang na store kagaya ng mga wallmart

      • dapogiguy

        Most of this jobless Pinoys are actually not that serious in looking for a job.

        – majority of them have some form of part time job or side line
        – some of them are too lazy to find work or very picky on the kind of job they will take
        – some of them are not really interested in getting a job they are just happy since they have relatives who are supporting them, this is mostly true among the family of OFW.

        There is always job, you need to go out and find them…….look for a job and stop being a member of PAL!!!

        hay naku…jorgii (aka ricky carandang).. tumigil tigil kana .. palibhasa’y… tuta ka ni abnoy kung makatanggol ka sa unemployement ng pilipinas.. kung anu-ano na sinasabi mo…kulang ang trabaho.. kaya maraming walang trabaho… yan ang totoo… gumising ka nga!!!!

      • Crazy_horse101010

        pier 36

      • piskay

        hinde naman yan masusukat sa paramihan ng mall,,marami lang tayo mall kasi marami din tao sa pinas

      • piskay

        mababa naman ang pasahod sa mall,,hinde pa rin kasya ang mga tambay dyan

      • jorgii0550

        I’m not “mayabang”

        Did you read my comments? I’m glorfying and praising not myself but Philippines achievements because I’m proud to be a Filipino.

        Check your own comments…..its all about finding faults, whining and crying even on good news you always find bad things to say…..and that makes you a nega crab.

      • piskay

        ano ba ang ipagyayabang ng pilipinas ngayon na mahal man ang mga gastusin at maraming mga walang trabaho/?

    • mekeni62

      who in his own intelligent mind wouldn’t want a job to provide for himself and his family? who in his own right mind wouldn’t look for a job after graduating? Have you actually seen queues in agencies and the POEA? This is only in Manila. What about the provinces? First thing on every student’s mind is to find a job right after graduation. What gave you the idea that Filipinos are not serious in looking for a job? Who dare wants to starve? and what do malls have to do with this issue?

      • jorgii0550

        Philippines are the mall capital of the world and our economy are reliant on domestic consumption, meaning Filipinos actually have money to buy since malls here are generating large income.

        Filipinos need to be flexible and don’t be picky on the jobs they choose.

        Some of them are relying on their OFW relatives so they are not really looking hard enough for the Job.

        Talk with Dept of Labor employee and they will tell you that some of the millions of Filipinos working abroad illegally are listed un-employed here.

      • mekeni62

        you just don’t see the whole picture do you? There will always be lazy people in every part of the world including the Philppines but are all of these jobless lazy? You are talking about a small percentage my dear.The National Statistics Office recorded the unemployment rise to 7.1% in 2013 from 6.8% in 2012. How many are working as salesclerks when they should be teaching in classrooms?How many are working as waiters or cooks in fastfoods when they should be working as chefs?How many are working as banktellers when they are accountants?How many nurses are working as call center agents? You see it is survival that’s why they have to work anywhere as long as it can provide food on the table. The latest statistics just proves that unemployment has worsened not because Filipinos are lazy but because not enough jobs are being generated.

      • jorgii0550

        How many of this jobless are husbands,/wives, daughters/sons, parents/siblings, etc of an OFW?

        You actually don’t know what your talking TBH……Philippines is unique you can only compare our country to Mexico.

        12M Filipinos are working abroad and they earn big compared to the local wages and since its Filipino culture to help our relatives this creates a situation that millions of Familys are dependent to their OFW relative.

        So most of this 11M jobless have no job but they are not starving that’s the reason why they are picky on the job they will take. There are actually jobs available but this people think they deserve better.

      • mekeni62

        The issue here my love is the jobless and the unemployed. If you want to talk about poverty then that would be another issue. And you think you know what you are talking about TBH.

      • piskay

        ang sinabi dyang 11 milyon jobless ay yung nag apply na hinde makakita ng trabaho,,hinde kasali dyan ang mga tambay na hinde nag apply

      • piskay

        mga ofw ang bumubuhay sa ekonomiya ng pilipinas,mga pera na pinagbibili dyan sa mall kadalasan ay galing sa mga ofw.,bakit ba mamimili pa ang tao kung mayroon trabaho?sa dami ng walang trabaho ,tyak ay maraming mag agawan nyan..alam mo ba na sa 10 na bakanteng trabaho,halos 100 ang mag agawan nyan ngayon

    • Crazy_horse101010

      have you ever looked at the ads in the papers, at least in cebu. help wanted 18 to 26 years old must be clean and good looking. not under 5 foot 1 inch for women not under 5 foot 6 inches for men.. anyway a short ugly older person doesnt have a chance. this is what most ads are like.and where i live in the boonies there is no work because most people are fisherman, but there is no more fish. . fish trawlers, fish bancas are all gone. i live in a fishing village that has to import fish from another island,. so we pay more than you can buy in the cities..their are no malls here. period, and when they go to the cities they find no jobs so become squatters. the only ones who find jobs in the cities are young good looking girls who make a living on their backs. .

      • jorgii0550

        As I said there are always job as long as you don’t choose.

        I also got a house in Talamban Cebu near San Carlos University and lots of eatery there are looking for service crew and this position sometimes remained open for a long time.

        I know its not much but that job is much better than nothing at all. Now once they found a better job they can always leave that job anytime.

        My point is most of this jobless Filipinos are just picky on the job they want, perhaps they are ashamed to just pick up whatever job is available…..but the thing is there is job that is open, its not just what they want.

      • CmdrAdobo

        If you dont want job, why ask someone to work on that kind job?

        Filipinos should not get that kind of job, we deserve more.

      • jorgii0550

        Typical Loser Pinoy always whine whine whine…..I deserve more they say….

        Well guess what life in reality is unfair and hard. You need to take advantage and make do on what is available. crying and whining will not help anybody. you actually need to help yourself because no one will do it for you.

      • piskay

        wala ba tayo maasahan sa gob na ito?sayang lang ang ating mga buwis na pinasahon sa mga iyan,,syembre disinting klaseng trabaho ang kailangan para sa matagal na pamumuhay

      • Crazy_horse101010

        i will tell my wifes relatives in the mountains. near cebu . here where i live half the kids dont go to school because of no money since the fishing has gone to hell. many of the people dont have enough money for a tricycle let alone a bus.. its a long way to the city. and yes i know of some who dont work because they have a relative working oversees while they drink tuba and play cards all day.its probably 50 50 of those who want a job and those that dont.

      • jorgii0550

        i know a lot of fisherman in Argao Cebu…..most of them cry and whine whole day about their hard life because there’s no more fish.

        They blame everybody (God, the President, mayor, etc…..some even blame the mermaids LOL) ……. well guess what none of them blame themselves it seems they forgot that they have been using dynamites to catch the fish for years.

        I offer them to work on my uncles seashell decor business but they will not accept it since its womens work and their pride will not allow them to work on that kind of job………

        Well it seems their pride has no problem in accepting that they just drink tuba whole day while their wives are working as maids to put food on the table.

      • Crazy_horse101010

        yeah the main thing they say here is what happened to the fish as if they went on vacation. there is blasting going on near me. and they use nets that they drag from shore which would be legal but they double them up so they catch fish the size of you fingernail, in 7 years ive seen the fisheries destroyed. ive been to argao, and there used to be 6 big bancas come in every day loaded with fish, but no more bancas are gone and the trucks are gone. i think one of the reasons they dont take a job is that they cant believe the fish are gone and they keep waiting in vain for them to come back. they keep fishing but nothing is there. as we say they shot themselves in the foot.

      • piskay

        kulang pa rin sa pamamalakad ang gob.dyan,,nasaan ba ang mga bantay dagat?kaya iyan ang nangyari

      • piskay

        hangang ngayon bakante pa rin?ilan ba ang trabahador na kailangan nila?

    • piskay

      tingnan mo nalang yung mga job fair,,kunti lang ang matangap..wala din kasing malaking mamuhunan na pupunta sa atin upang mag invest at para maka generate ng trabaho,kasi sa mahal ang kuryente,tong pats.walang security,traffic, etc..

  • mekeni62

    this won’t bother Pnoy at the moment. He is at this time “fixated” at campaigning for a 12-0 result. Please do not disturb him.

  • Ako_Hiking

    What’s Aquino’s excuse this time? Will he blame the surveys? Or will he blame Gloria? Aquino is supposed to be creating jobs and lowering the unemployment number…it looks like it is going in the opposite direction.

    • piskay

      nangako pa noon na wala na daw mag abroad kasi nandito na daw ang magandang trabaho sa atin..kakainin nya salita nya

  • Platypus09

    We just have to play catching up, no matter what.

    This is our reality. We cannot hold those people down to stop making babies.

    We need to generate massive number of jobs to use up the supply of human resources every year. Children grow, and they need jobs after high school and college graduation.

    All of us have to generate jobs for ourselves, no one will do those things for us. And jobs are not created over night. Creating jobs take years, so we have to start planning asap.

    Foreign investments may take years, and jobs generated may not be enough.

    Our President cannot generate those jobs in a heartbeat. He is not the genie.

    He needs us, our support, in creating jobs for others. That is what we need to do regardless of who is the President sitting in Malacanang chair.

    • piskay

      hinde pa nga makatulong ang presidente upang makabuo ng trabaho,hinde naman din sya nagsumikap,.ayon busy palagi sa pangampanya..manhid sya sa mga problema ng bansa

  • BoyBakal

    1M join ranks of jobless Filipinos….

    The worst thing of being jobless or unemployed in the Philippines is….
    There is no unemployment insurance or benefit while being unemployed.

  • go88

    Where is Abnoy’s trickle down effect???? Trickling down his bakla pw€t?

    Abnoy’s message to the jobless filipino worker:

    “Manong Don’ Doubt The Trickle Down Effect ….. If You Want To Feel It Take Off Your Pants AND THRUST ME!!!!”

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