TAGBILARAN CITY – A total of 52% of the Boholanos said they’re working but 41% are not and only 8%, are considered as “unpaid family worker,” Bohol Poll showed. The situation is aggravated by the unemployment rate of 10% and 25% of the Boholanos “are looking job.” Those aged between 18-24 posted 31% as the biggest jobless Boholanos, Bohol Poll said. In Tagbilran city, 49% are working and another 49% not working. Third district had the biggest working Boholanos with a total of 54% while 41% not working and 5% are considered “unpaid family worker.” Those satisfied with their jobs posted +31. Those “dissatisfied,” 32 and “satisfied,” 63 in the entire province.
Tagbilaran city scored the highest level of satisfaction, +56 while first district had +41 and second district, +36. Third district had +18, the lowest satisfaction with their jobs; dissatisfied, 39 and “undecided,” 4.
Bohol Poll cited as top reasons of satisfaction the following: Able to provide for family needs with 38%; sufficient salary, 24%; inadequate salary, 11%; only source of income, 10%; committed/passionate/enjoy of work, 6%; permanent job, 4%; job has benefits and stable job, each with 3%; and still hoping for better job, 2%.
Dissatisfaction stemmed from limited/inadequate income with 78% of the respondents; npo job security, 19%; and lack of fringe benefits, 2%.
Farming/agriculture is still the number one reliable source of employment at 19%. Others are Laborer, 12%; Vendor, 10%; Government employee, 9%; fish/aquaculture, 9%; private employee and transport services, 7%; education and construction worker, 5%; cottage industry, 4%; business (buy and sell), technician, househelper and sales staff, 3%; and beauty care, artist, lawyer, engineer, machine operator and manager/supervisor, 1%.
Bohol Poll launched by Holy Name University (HNU) Research Center on March 26 to April 17, 2015 was presented last week held at the university high school audio-visual hall attended by different representatives of government agencies, business, city and provincial governments.
Bohol Poll which has been reporting since 1997 conducted interviews with 400 respondents, 100 for each district and a separate 100 in this city. (rvo)