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PH underemployment rate drops to lowest in 10 years

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Underemployment refers to workers wanting to spend more hours at work to earn more

LABOR DAY. Thousands of job seekers troop the Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, to seek for job opportunities at the DOLE's Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

NEDA: More Filipinos employed in Jan 2016

Mar 12, 2016 - 12:12 PM

Labor groups say more jobs are being generated for the 2016 elections but they expect unemployment to rise again after the polls

MORE JOBS. Government data show that employment among Filipinos improved in January 2016. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

PH unemployment rate drops to record low 5.7%

Dec 10, 2015 - 6:21 PM

The latest Labor Force Survey shows the number of unemployed Filipinos decreased from 2 482 million in 2014 to 2 345 million this year

MORE JOBS. There is a lesser number of unemployed Filipinos in October 2015, says the latest Labor Force Survey. File photo by AFP

Students, IPs clash with police in APEC protests

Nov 18, 2015 - 2:11 PM

Militant and progressive groups are also gearing up for a major mobilization for Thursday November 19 the last day of the APEC Leaders Summit

Youth activists from the League of Filipino Students clash with anti-riot police while attempting to hold a protest near the venue of APEC in Pasay City. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Employed Filipinos up by 1 million in January – NEDA

Mar 12, 2015 - 4:53 PM

UPDATED Except Region 8 which suffered from Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan all regions show a decline in unemployment the National Economic and Development Authority reports

More formal sector jobs boost labor rights – DOLE

Dec 11, 2014 - 10:53 PM

Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz also acknowledges the need to protect the self employed and unpaid family workers who comprise the 39 of the country s employed

Protesters on UP ‘violence’: Real issue is DAP

Sep 20, 2014 - 3:35 PM

UPDATED The real hooligans with behavior more worthy of condemnation are out there in the government the student protesters assert

'HOOLIGANS.' Budget Secretary Florencio Abad meets an angry crowd of students who hurl paper and coins at him. Screengrab from YouTube video

Why we dismiss the Left

Apr 11, 2013 - 12:31 PM

The tactics and message have remained unchanged since 1970. No wonder the general public is confused

NEDA: Address skills mismatch to increase decent jobs

Feb 17, 2013 - 1:08 PM

The agency says there s a mismatch between Filipinos skills and the demands of the labor market

BETTER JOBS. Millions of Filipinos flock to job fairs in the hope of landing quality jobs ever year. Photo by AFP

More jobless Pinoys in August - SWS

Nov 15, 2012 - 4:31 PM

The SWS rate is much higher than the figure in the latest survey of the National Statistics Office

Think-tank: Philippines to grow 5.7% to 6% in 2012

Oct 10, 2012 - 3:51 PM

Robust OFW remittance inflows and domestic spending will drive economy to hit 5 7 to 6 growth in 2012 says local think tank

Underemployment hits 6-year high at 22.7% in July

Sep 18, 2012 - 12:22 PM

Philippine underemployment rate worsens to 6 year high of 22 7 in July largely due to weather disturbances