Sep 092013

MANILA, Philippines – The number of jobless Filipinos rose in July 2013, the government said Tuesday.

Socioeconomic Planning Secretary ARsenio Balisacan announced that unemployment rate in the Philippines rose to 7.3 percent in July 2013 from 7 percent in July 2012.

He said that although the Philippine economy, which had surprised with a strong growth in recent quarters, generated 620,000 new jobs, more Filipinos are looking for work.

(To be updated)

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