|12th Annual Ulat Sa Bayan|
Photo courtesy of Raymond Escalante
This robust job growth decreased the unemployment rate to 4.9%, and the underemployment rate by 7.3%.
Lacambra explained that the improvement is due to the agency’s intensified employment and training programs.
Some 15,000 Bicolanos, the top official added, also benefitted from the from P137 million total livelihood funds allocated for 2014.—With reports from Sally A. Altea PIA5/Albay, Raymond Escalante, BICOLSTANDARD.COM