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More Filipinos jobless in Q3 – SWS survey

Nov 10, 2018 - 10:51 PM

(UPDATED) Malacañang says it 'is seriously looking at this SWS survey,' and 'is continuously finding ways to improve the local employment situation'

JOB-HUNTERS. Hundreds try their luck at a job fair held on Mabor Day, May 1, 2018, in Quezon City. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

10.4M Filipinos jobless, optimism dips in March – SWS poll

May 01, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Nearly 23 of survey respondents were jobless slightly lower than December 2016 s 25 1

JOBS. A recent SWS survey shows that 10.4 million Filipinos are jobless in the first quarter of 2017, slightly lower than December 2016. File photo

Thousands of jobless Filipinos stranded in Saudi

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:28 PM

Filipinos Indians and Pakistanis are stranded and destitute in Saudi Arabia after a plunge in oil prices sparks construction layoffs

OUT OF JOBS. A worker walks past a giant poster on May 4, 2016 at a construction site of a section of the Saudi capital Riyadh's $22.5 billion metro system. File photo by Fayez Nureldine/AFP

PH unemployment rate declines in April

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:20 PM

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority the unemployment rate in April declines to 6 1 from 6 4 year on year

MORE EMPLOYED. The number of unemployed Filipinos went down to 6.1% in April 2016, PSA says. File photo by Roy Lagarde / Rappler

Lost, jobless: Life after relocation from Jakarta's fish market

Apr 18, 2016 - 2:06 PM

321 families from Pasar Ikan were forced to move to low cost apartments and must now find new ways to make a living

Global unemployment set to rise through 2017 – ILO

Jan 20, 2016 - 5:18 PM

The International Labour Organization is also alarmed over the increase in the number of unstable jobs

Fewer unemployed Filipinos in 2015

Dec 31, 2015 - 9:28 PM

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority there were about 2 6 million jobless Filipinos in 2015 a bit lower than last year

MORE EMPLOYED. The number of unemployed Filipinos went down to 6.5% in 2015, PSA says. File photo by Roy Lagarde / Rappler

Adult joblessness rises to 23.2% – SWS

Sep 10, 2015 - 5:07 PM

Adult joblessness has been above 20 since November 2010 except for March 2015 when it fell to 19 1 the Social Weather Stations says

JOBLESSNESS. The latest joblessness finding is 4.1 points above the 19.1% (estimated 9 million adults) in March 2015, and 2.2 points below the 25.4% four-quarter average of 2014. File photo by EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Spanish jobless claims fall in July for 6th straight month

Aug 04, 2015 - 10:20 PM

The improved jobs outlook should provide a boost to conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy as he prepares for what promises to be a hard fought re election campaign at the end of the year

US weekly jobless claims rise but remain at low level

May 28, 2015 - 10:12 PM

The claims data highlighted the generally improving trend in the US jobs market `

The myth of joblessness

Dec 17, 2014 - 9:00 AM

Ultimately the private sector the main engine of the economy is the source of more employment Government can only provide the enabling environment

810 Filipinos from Libya to arrive in Philippines

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:38 PM

Having fled strife torn Libya the Filipinos sail to Malta where a chartered Philippine Airlines flight will bring them back to Manila

BACK HOME. More than a dozen Filipino workers from Libya arrive on August 6, 2014 after fleeing the strife-torn North African country. Photo by Jedwin Llobrera/Rappler

Philippines ends P78.2-M sea evacuation from Libya

Aug 14, 2014 - 4:23 PM

This leaves 10 000 Filipinos with land evacuation as their only option should they choose to flee the strife torn country

FOR FILIPINOS IN LIBYA. Filipino children hold placards during a protest outside the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, the Philippines, August 5, 2014. More countries moved to evacuate their nationals from Libya where the fighting between rival militias escalated. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Philippines gives Libya repatriates P10,000 each

Aug 07, 2014 - 6:15 PM

The Philippines also claims it is unfair to say that repatriates from Libya can t find jobs in their own country

US jobless claims tumble to 7-year low

Apr 10, 2014 - 9:28 PM

New claims for US unemployment insurance benefits tumble to the lowest level in 7 years

More Filipinos jobless despite high growth

Mar 11, 2014 - 6:57 PM

The government says jobs are not enough to absorb the growing labor force and many lost their work due to recent calamities

UNEMPLOYED. A sea of applicants submit their resumes in the hopes of getting hired. Photo by AFP

An odd coalition to fight joblessness

Feb 17, 2014 - 11:46 AM

How come unemployment is rising despite the high economic growth rate and favorable policy reforms?

3 groups need to work to address jobs issue — World Bank

Sep 15, 2013 - 11:31 AM

World Bank cites the Philippines stellar economic growth and political stability as reasons for pushing reforms needed to create jobs

BETTER JOBS. A sea of applicants submit their resumes in the hopes of getting hired. Photo by AFP

US jobless rate falls to 7.4% in July

Aug 02, 2013 - 8:53 PM

But the world s largest economy adds only 162 000 jobs last month well below the 175 000 expected on average by analysts

A view of the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Fed holds key interest rate, maintains bond-buying

Aug 01, 2013 - 2:20 AM

US Federal Reserve keeps interest rates maintains bond buying programme and predicts pick up in growth

MONETARY STRATEGY. US Federal Reserve, chaired by Ben Bernanke, decides to keep interest rates? File photo by AFP

US jobless claims inch higher

Mar 21, 2013 - 9:25 PM

Some 2 000 more Americans become unemployed according to the latest United States Labor Department report

Rise in Filipinos looking for extra work

Mar 16, 2013 - 12:10 AM

About 20 of employed Filipinos said they wanted to work more

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

US jobless rate fall, net jobs increase

Mar 08, 2013 - 9:46 PM

UPDATED Jobless rate in the United States fell to 7 7 in February and net jobs increased by 236 000

US Joblessness, housing still worry Fed: Bernanke

Nov 16, 2012 - 8:17 AM

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said Thursday that the Fed remains quite concerned about unemployment and that the US housing market remains a critical challenge for the country

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

US jobs picture brightens ahead of election

Nov 03, 2012 - 9:25 AM

The United States added 171 000 jobs in October far more than expected though the jobless rate rose as the labor force expanded the government said

Obama, Romney wage duel in must-win Ohio

Nov 03, 2012 - 9:12 AM

The rivals back at each other s throats after a truce during superstorm Sandy converge in Ohio just 4 days before the November 6 election stumping for undecided voters

FACE-OFF. US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and US President Barack Obama slug it out for votes in one of the "swing" states, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (L) / Jewel Samad (R)

April jobs report: unemployment down slightly

Jun 16, 2012 - 1:41 PM

The unemployment rate stayed relatively level in April as Filipinos perceptions of the job market soured

Dire jobs data deal a blow to Obama reelection hopes

Jun 02, 2012 - 9:00 AM

The latest rise in the US unemployment rate dents President Barack Obama s reelection hopes

Jobless at record high - SWS survey

May 21, 2012 - 7:06 PM

Filipino adults without work reach 13 8 million or 34 4 of labor force the highest according to the survey results