By Leslie Ann Aquino
According to the Ministry of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Philippine employment situation is stable.
The study announced this despite the fact that the Social Weather Station (SWS) has reported that 9.8 million Filipinos are unemployed.
DOLE Undersecretary Renato Ebarle announced that the number of employed people is generally on the rise since 2010, as seen in the government's official source of employment, the PSA Labor Force Survey (LFS).
, The number of people employed since 2010 has generally shown an upward trend, despite the unstable growth in the same period of the previous year, “he said.
Büyü On average, employment grew by 2.1 percent annually from 2010 to 2017, le Ebarle said.
Labor official, LFS & # 39; s July 2018 tour, stable economic growth in the country, the number of people working in the labor force or 94.4 percent in July 2017 from 94.6 percent to 94.6 percent of employment rate reflects as.
Ebarle stated that unemployment and unemployment are two completely different issues.
”A job refers to the type of work a person does, while employment refers to a person who has a job,“ he said.
Ebarle, while examining the unemployment rate of the SWS, LFS & # 39; s unemployed, he added.
In the Third Quarter 2018 SWS, adult unemployment at 15-23 September 2018 is 22.0 percent (about 9.8 million adults). Meanwhile, the PSA reported an unemployment rate of 5.4 percent (2.3 million) as of July, 2018 LFS.
Factors describing the difference include the sample population, age, the reference period of the questionnaire, and the criteria used to identify the unemployed.