The government has promised that the country will not be "dissatisfied" with job creation when the survey showed that the Filipinos were unemployed and pessimistic about the employment situation.
"Palestine is severely looking at the 2018 Third World Social Survey (SWS) survey in which adult unemployment is 22 percent and is constantly looking for ways to improve the local employment situation," presidential candidate Salvador Panelo said.
"In fact, we should not stop our efforts to reduce the unemployment rate and increase participation in employment among young people and women," he added.
The Panel noted that the government was committed to promoting a business-friendly environment to attract more job-generating investments to the country.
He said that the President recently signed Law No. 11032 of the Republic or facilitated the Business Regulation to ease business processes and shorten the processing time in all government agencies "to make more investment in the country and create more and better jobs for our people".
The government also sought to improve the country's human resources competitiveness, Panelo notes.
"We are also developing human resources and appointing Isidro Lapeña as Director General of the Technical Training and Skills Development (TESDA), and we are convinced that he can contribute to our employment goals by improving the skills of young people in their industry, especially unused, unemployed and underdeveloped school dropouts and increasing job opportunities through professional skills. .
Social Weather stations surveyed 22 percent or about 9.8 million individuals were unemployed in the third quarter of 2018. The figure was higher in June than 8.6 million or 19.7 percent.
Unemployment is projected to be the highest in Metro Manila 26.4 percent, Balance Luzon 22.9 percent, Mindanao 19.7 percent, and Visayas 19.6 percent.
Unemployed Filipinos consist of retired ones who voluntarily left old jobs, the first job seekers.
The same study showed that the Filipinos were pessimistic about the employment situation over the next 12 months. The pessimism of job availability grew to 16% from 15% in June this year. Optimism declined to 39 percent from 47 percent in June.