MALATE, Manila– According to the 2015 Listahanan Database, of the identified 665,564 poor individuals aged 15 years old and above in MIMAROPA, 52.54% or 349,686 individuals are unemployed and only 46.46% or 315,878 are in the labor force.
Listahanan is a government mechanism to identify who and where the poor are nationwide spearheaded by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).
The database further reveals in Oriental and Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan provinces the primary occupations of poor individuals are as follows:
1. Agricultural Workers with 12.72% or 84,639 individuals;
2. Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Laborers with 10.01% or 66,613 individuals;
3. Fishery Workers with 6.99% or 46,523 individuals;
4. Cleaners and Helpers with 4.66 % or 30,998 individuals;
5. Mining, Construction, Manufacturing laborers with 3.88% or 25,823 individuals;
6. Personal Service Workers with 1.31% or 8,695 individuals; and
7. Building and Related Trades Workers with 1.17% or 7,776 individuals
Furthermore, Palawan province posted the highest percentage of unemployed poor with 54.0% or 146,471, followed by Romblon with 53.1% or 36,100 individuals; Oriental Mindoro with 52.9% or 88,393 individuals; Marinduque with 49.8% or individuals or 22,411 individuals; and Occidental Mindoro with 49.3% or 56,311 individuals.
In terms of municipal level, three towns in Romblon posted the highest percentage of unemployed poor namely San Fernando with 64.7% or 4,338 individuals; San Jose with 61.2% or 1,952 individuals; and Calatrava with 61.0% or 1,735 individuals. On the other hand, Taytay Palawan has 59.3% or 14,687 poor individuals; and El Nido has 59.3% or 6,247 individuals.
This Listahanan statistics is in observance of the Labor Day today, May 1.###
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