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69% of Pinoys find job hunting ‘hard’ —SWS

Sixty-nine percent of adult Filipinos find it “hard” to land a job these days, according to a March survey of the Social Weather Stations (SWS).

Conducted from March 26 to 29, the survey also shows that only 11% of respondents said finding a job is “easy” these days while 16% said it is “neither easy nor hard” and 4% said they “don’t know.”

According to SWS, finding a job has always been hard for Filipinos since 2011.

Fifty percent of the respondents believed that there will be “more jobs” in the next 12 months. However, 26% believed there will be “no changes” and 10% believed there will be “fewer jobs” while 14% said they “don’t know.”

Since 2009, except during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Filipinos have been more optimistic about job availability, according to SWS.

The March survey involved 1,200 Filipino respondents aged 18 and above across the country. It has a sampling error margin of ±2.8%.

The respondents were asked in a face-to-to-face interview about their opinion if job hunting these days is “easy,” “hard,” “neither,” or they “don’t know.”

They were also asked if they believe that in the next 12 months there will be “more jobs,” “no change” in available jobs, “fewer jobs,” or they “don’t know.” —KBK, GMA Integrated News