Discrimination a hurdle for job-seeking Mindanao youth

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:00 AM

A conflict monitoring group launches a set of guidelines that seeks to end discrimination on the basis of ethnic and religious belief

MARAWI CRISIS. Internally displaced lined up for the distribution of food packs at the Saguiran Municipal hall, Lanao del Sur. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Time to rethink our perspective on jobs and technology

Jul 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Is it only the export of jobs that has led to unemployment or are we entering a brave new world of technology steadily eroding once secure foundations of employment?

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

NEDA Board approves dev't plan, vows 'inclusive growth' under Duterte

Feb 21, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Through the Philippine Development Plan 2017 2022 the Duterte administration aims to boost GDP growth to 7 8 and reduce the overall poverty rate to 14 in 6 years

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Board Meeting at the Malacañan Palace on February 20, 2017. Malacañang Photo

How did the PH economy perform in 2016?

Dec 26, 2016 - 11:12 AM

Too many game changing events happened in 2016

Unemployment in October lowest in 11 years

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:50 PM

The services sector still has the largest share in the employed population making up 27 9

DROPS. PSA reveals that the country's employment rate climbed to 95.3% in October this year, from 94.4% recorded in the same month last year. Rappler file photo

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Nov 08, 2016 - 8:42 PM

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Employment rate highest since July 2011 – NEDA

Sep 09, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The Labor Force Survey for July 2016 also shows unemployment at 5 4 the lowest since 2005

Youth unemployment swelling worldwide – ILO

Aug 25, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The International Labor Organization also warns that more than a third of young people who have a job are living in extreme or moderate poverty

epa04140953 Filipinos flock to a job fair inside a gymnasium in Manila, Philippines, 26 March 2014. According to news reports an estimated 700,000 fresh graduates are joining the ranks of the unemployed and the number of jobless youth ranging from 15 to 24 years old in the country will breach the two million mark. The Philippines National Statistics Office said on 11 March 2014 that the country?s unemployment rate in January 2014 is at 7.5 percent, or 2.969 million jobless Filipinos, up from 7.1 percent or 2.776 million in January 2013. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

Dear Class of 2016: Reality bites

Aug 07, 2016 - 3:31 PM

A year after getting their diplomas what advice can Class of 2015 give this year s batch of graduates?

Dear Class of 2016: New beginnings

Aug 06, 2016 - 11:30 AM

With a year of experience under their belts what advice can Class of 2015 give this year s batch of graduates?

‘Filipinos are working hard but remain poor’ – World Bank

Jun 17, 2016 - 3:52 PM

UPDATED The jobs available are not meeting the aspirations of Filipino youth entering the labor market says World Bank lead economist Jan Rutkowski

BETTER SKILLS, BETTER JOBS. A Philippine Airlines plane flies over a Filipino laborer at a construction site in Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines on June 17. According to the World Bank'd latest study, higher investments in skills and education, and flexible labor rules can help reduce poverty among workers in the Philippines. Photo by Francis R. Malasig/EPA

K to 12: Can it address the labor mismatch?

Jun 13, 2016 - 4:42 PM

Edukasyon ph aims to guide students through the biggest educational shift in a generation and prepare them for the new economy

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Jun 09, 2016 - 8:09 PM

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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

Pangasinan holds first-ever night job fair

May 03, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Around 3 000 job vacancies from 5 overseas and 16 local companies are made available during the night job fair on May 1

HOPEFUL. Applicants examine employment opportunities at the Pangasinan Night Job Fair. Image courtesy Jerico Samson

Intel to slash up to 12,000 jobs in restructuring

Apr 20, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The restructuring aims to accelerate evolution from a PC company to one that powers the cloud and billions of smart connected computing devices

epa05222145 Signage at the Intel stand at the CeBIT computer show in Hanover, Germany, 16 March 2016. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

Tough global environment drags ADB's PH growth forecast

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:05 PM

ADB says private consumption will still be the main driver of the Philippine economy in 2016 although the impact of El Niño might set it back

LOWERS FORECAST. Philippine economic growth is projected to pick up with higher investment and consumption

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

Mary Jane Veloso and the female victims of 'labor export'

Mar 09, 2016 - 11:13 PM

Mary Jane s case is an example of the miserable conditions of women and female migrants says leader of a women s group

VELOSO'S MOTHER. Celia Veloso, Mary Jane Veloso's mother, tells a group of protesters about her daughter's sufferings. All photos by Bea Orante/Rappler

Eurozone unemployment at lowest since August 2011

Mar 02, 2016 - 1:10 PM

Unemployment in the 19 nation eurozone drops to 10 3 in January 2016

epa05023342 A general view of the Estonian capital Tallinn, as seen from the Toompea old town of Tallinn, Estonia, 25 September 2015. Eurozone economic growth slowed in the third quarter of 2015, coming in at a less-than-expected 0.3 per cent compared with the previous three months, according to data released 13 November 2015. The 19-member currency bloc has struggled to rev up its economic engine after emerging from recession in 2013. Inflation is hovering around zero and unemployment is only gradually falling.  Growth in the eurozone's gross domestic product (GDP) continued to slip after dropping from 0.5 per cent in the first quarter and 0.4 per cent in the second, according to an estimate by the European Union's statistics office, Eurostat. Estonia is part of Eurozone. EPA/MAURITZ ANTIN

France pledges 1 billion euros in aid to Tunisia

Jan 22, 2016 - 11:20 PM

Protests have broken out this week in Tunisia over unemployment and poverty leading to the announcement of a nighttime curfew earlier on Friday

PROTESTS. Unemployed graduates shout slogans during a demonstration urging the government to provide them with job opportunities, in Tunis, Tunisia, January 22, 2016. Photo by Mohamed Messara/EPA

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

World at risk: WEF warns vs more chaos, fractured states

Jan 18, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Connections are fracturing at a time when changes in the global economy and climate require common direction says the World Economic Forum

Gov't can absorb the largest sector of unemployed – Recto

Jan 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Of the 1 5 million total permanent job positions in the national government only about 1 3 million will be occupied this year leading to a vacancy of over 200 000 positions

FILL JOB OPENINGS. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, during a hearing on the proposal to reorganize DOTC by creating a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/PRIB

Eurozone unemployment falls to lowest in four years

Jan 07, 2016 - 8:48 PM

Unemployment fell to 10 5 in November from 10 6 in October hitting the lowest level since October 2011

WAITING. A pensioner leans against the gate of the National Bank of Greece as he waits to withdraw money, with a maximum of 120 euros, in Athens July 7, 2015. Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP

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

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Dec 11, 2015 - 2:41 PM

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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

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

Unemployment rate down to 6.5% in July

Sep 09, 2015 - 4:24 PM

For the rest of 2015 the country is on a par in terms of achieving the Philippine Development Plan target of 6 6 6 8 for unemployment says NEDA

ON TARGET. For the rest of 2015, the country is on a par in terms of achieving the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) target of 6.6%-6.8% for unemployment. File photo from Agence France-Presse

Aquino: 440,000 OFWs came home, unemployment lower

Jul 27, 2015 - 8:30 PM

While unemployment dropped to 6 8 the lowest it s been in decades the Philippines still ranks highest in unemployment in ASEAN

'Outraged' mayors take power in Madrid and Barcelona

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Former judge Manuela Carmena a communist in her youth is sworn in as mayor of Madrid while activist Ada Colau is set to become Barcelona s first female mayor

NEW BARCELONA MAYOR. Ada Colau, then Protest party 'Barcelona en Comu' candidate for mayor of Barcelona, smiles during a press conference to evaluate election results on May 25, 2015. File photo by Josep Lago/AFP

PH unemployment rate eases to 6.4% in April

Jun 09, 2015 - 5:05 PM

NEDA reports that 495 000 more Filipinos gained employment during the period reducing the total number of unemployed Filipinos to 2 7 million

epa04187359 Filipino jobseekers fill-up application forms during a job fair inside SMX convention center during Labor Day in Manila, Philippines, 01 May 2014. The Philippines' Department of Labor and Employment co-sponsored job fairs nationwide to mark Labor Day, in efforts to facilitate work opportunities for fresh graduates and other jobseekers. Labour Day, also known as International Workers' Day or May Day, is observed worldwide on 01 May. EPA/RITCHIE B. TONGO

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 `

20 years later: OFWs, activists remember Flor Contemplacion

Mar 18, 2015 - 1:03 PM

Militant groups back calls for the resignation of President Aquino accusing him of continuing the tradition of forced migration and modern day slavery

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

Italy jobless at new record high in headache for Renzi

Jan 07, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Youth unemployment also hit a record high climbing to 43 9 up 0 6 percentage points on a month earlier and 2 4 percentage points on a year

In this file photo, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shows a proposal for reform of the electoral law during his end of the year press conference at the Italian Palace of Parliamentary Groups of the Chamber of Deputies in Rome. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO

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

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

US job creation surges amid global economic slowdown

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:21 AM

The US pumps 321 000 jobs in November exceeding forecast Unemployment however remains flat

UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN. The US unemployment rate drops to 7.2% in September. Photo by AFP

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 6, 2014

Nov 06, 2014 - 11:44 AM

Indonesia s lowest growth rate in 5 years a minister breaking into a boarding house why the families of the murdered Indonesians in Hong Kong cannot claim insurance and more

Hewlett-Packard split aims to sharpen focus

Oct 06, 2014 - 10:59 PM

UPDATED HP says its corporate reorganization would slash a total of 55 000 jobs at least 5 000 more than its latest estimate

File photo by Jeorg Cartesensen / EPA

NEDA chief: Tourism, manufacturing to provide more jobs

Sep 30, 2014 - 8:06 PM

NEDA’s Arsenio Balisacan says job readiness in tourism and manufacturing is not a concern and that they can employ more Filipinos to sustain the country’s growth

Philippine jobless rate falls to 6.7% in July

Sep 10, 2014 - 1:24 PM

The government says more Filipinos found jobs in the services and industry sectors

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

IN PHOTOS: Teenagers raising kids

Jun 21, 2014 - 10:30 PM

Teenage parents Jocelle and Rufino speak up on the challenges of having kids

All photos by Allan M. Gregorio and Kathrine Kessica G. Calano.

Pope: 'Throwaway culture' threatens the future

Jun 21, 2014 - 9:13 AM

I believe that we are in a world economic system that isn’t good Pope Francis says in a recent interview

CORRECTING CULTURE. In this file photo, Pope Francis leads a Mass for the feast of the Assumption of Mary in the papal summer residence in Castelgandolfo south of Rome, Italy on August 15, 2013. File photo by Maurizio Brambatti/Pool/EPA

Unemployment rate drops to 7% in April

Jun 10, 2014 - 3:40 PM

Employed Filipinos rise to 38 7M in April as all sectors registered employment gains during the month

MORE EMPLOYED. The number of employed Filipinos increased by 4.5% in April this year, NEDA said. File photo by Roy Lagarde / Rappler

Dealing with hunger among elderly Pinoys

Jun 03, 2014 - 10:06 PM

The latest statistics from the Department of Social Welfare and Development show that as of 2011 there are over a million senior citizens in poor households nationwide