Employment rate in Region I hits 91.9%

October 28, 2011 at 4:01 am Leave a comment

By Venus H. Sarmiento

DAGUPAN CITY, 25 Oct – More and more Pangasinenses and Ilocanos are having jobs as employment rate in the region reached 91.9 percent in a survey conducted by the National Statistics Office.

Statistician Edgar Norberte said the quarterly survey for the labor force is still on-going but the July 2010 data are more or less the same as the 2011 data on employment.

Norberte said the concept of employment in their surveys are those working in the 15 to 65 year old age bracket and includes people working for at least one hour a day.

“Kahit isang oras ka lang nagtatrabaho sa loob ng isang araw, considered employed ka,” Norberte clarified during the ‘Pantongtongan Tayo’ radio program of the Philippine Information Agency aired over Radyo ng Bayan-Dagupan Tuesday.

No data, however, were given as to the percentage of employment per province.

He said the labor force survey is essential for government agencies and even local government units because the results will serve as the basis for planning of government programs.

It is one of the major surveys being spearheaded by NSO today plus two ride- on surveys: survey on overseas Filipinos and survey on children aged 5 -17.

Norberte appealed to home owners to cooperate with the enumerators or field interviewers once they are chosen as respondents. He said the surveys being undertaken are bounded by confidentiality, thus the human rights of the respondents are not violated.(PIA-Pangasinan)


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