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Region I’s employment situation better in 2019-DOLE-RO I


Region I’s employment situation last year was better compared to that in 2018, the DOLE-Regional Office I bared. 

Citing the results of the 2019 Labor Force Survey (LFS) released by the Philippine Statistics Authority, Regional Director Nathaniel V. Lacambra said employment rate in the region grew by 1.5% from 93.2 to 94.7.  

Unemployment, on the other hand, eased from 6.8 to 5.3, yielding a decrease of 1.5%.  Unemployment condition also significantly improved from 22.1. to 16.9%, the Regional Director said. 

“Our employment gains in 2019 is an indication of the region’s good economic performance and the effectiveness of our employment facilitation network,” he said. 

Lauding the DOLE-RO I’s stakeholders, Director Lacambra disclosed that some 59,047 jobseekers were employed in 2019 through the Department’s employment facilitation services. 

“You have done a great service with your steadfast commitment to deliver decent work to our clients,” he said. 

Of those placed, 40,277 landed in the private sector; while 17,897 and 873 jobseekers were absorbed by the government and overseas employers, respectively. 

As enunciated in the Eight-Point Labor and Employment Agenda of Labor Secretary Silvestre H. Bello III, the DOLE is poised to address the persistent problems of unemployment and underemployment through more responsive and accessible Human Resource Development programs and employment services. END/Arly Sta. Ana-Valdez with report from TSSD


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