The issue of high unemployment is a great factor in the development of the country and is generally affected by several elements such as lack of job opportunities, population growth, the annual increase in the labor force insufficiently met by the labor market, and particularly more attractive prospects in developed countries (Brooks, 2002). Although it has mostly been in a downward trend, the unemployment rate in the Philippines is still the highest compare to other nations in Southeast Asia and it has remained higher than region’s average unemployment rate (Abella & Alburo, 2002; Bauzon & Lazo, 2014). In 2012 the unemployment rate of Malaysia was 3 percent; Singapore, 2.1 percent; and Thailand, 0.7 percent, all of which are significantly lower than that of the Philippines (Padilla, 2013).
A recent Social Weather Station (SWS) survey revealed a 27 percent rate of unemployment in January 2014 while the official unemployment rate from the Labor Force Survey, conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority, rose to 7.5 percent or 2.9 million individuals from an average of 7 percent in 2011 and 2012 and 7.1 percent in 2013 (Desiderio, 2014; Antonio, de Villa, Esguerra, 2014). The methodology and percentage results of these two surveys vary but both reveal that there were more jobless workers in the younger age group of 15-24 ...
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