Despite the lower numbers of underemployed and unemployed Filipinos in July, the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) on Thursday said the quality of jobs in the Philippines is a concern.
“While the Philippine economy has shown relative improvements in the labor sector in July 2010, the quality of employment remains a concern,” NEDA Director General and Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Cayetano Paderanga Jr. said in a statement.
The government really needs to implement aggressive policies and programs aimed at improving the quality of employment that will ensure that more Filipinos will find quality jobs, Paderanga said.
A similar article appeared on ABS-CBN News:
Unemployment eased to 6.9 percent in July as an improving economy opened up more jobs, mostly in the farm sector, the government reported a day earlier.
Employment in the farm sector grew 3.1 percent in July, accounting for a third of all those employed even though it contributes less than a fifth of the country’s economic output.