However, despite the decrease in the number of unemployed workers, underemployment
remains a challenge with 1.001 million unemployed youth aged 15-24 years old.
One way of resolving underemployment
, according to Gatchalian, is the strengthening of the K-12 curriculum, particularly in the senior high school level.
According to PSA, underemployment
is defined as 'employed persons who express the desire to have additional hours of work in their present job, or to have additional job, or to have a new job with longer working hours.'
1 percent and underemployment
rate at 13.5 percent these, even with the slight uptick in labor force participation," said Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia.
'Total unemployment and underemployment
combined increased from 37.2 per cent in the previous quarter to 40.0 per cent in Q3 2017,' NBS had said.
"It takes decades for many people to pay off a college degree, and we are now in an underemployment
economy where that feels like a waste of time, energy, and finances."
However, Pernia said more needs to be done to further cut unemployment and underemployment
. These efforts include efforts to implement well-thought-out and sustainable policies to improve employment growth, particularly in the agriculture sector and overall employment in the country.
class="MsoNormalWHAT IT COSTS class="MsoNormalIn a 10-year study, social scientists Marijke Verbruggen, Hetty van Emmerik, Anita Van Gils, Christoph Meng, and Andries de Grip investigated the long-term lingering effects of underemployment
early in workers' careers and how it affects their work paths.
It is our contention in this paper that a considerable part of the explanation for the benign wage growth in the advanced world is the rise in underemployment
. This is also reported in table 1, here measured as the proportion of those who say they are involuntarily part-time as a percentage of total employment.
This tendency is referred to as underemployment
While the UK and Ireland, along with Nordic countries, have seen a growth in high-skilled jobs, the study concludes most developed western countries will see an increase in underemployment
over the coming decade.
Gallup's measure of underemployment
fell almost a percentage point to 12.5% in July, down from 13.6% in June.