Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz yesterday commended the Bureau of Labor and Employment Statistics, with its publication of the Easy STAT Flyer, “An easy way to understand statistical concepts used in labor and employment.”
The flyer, published in June, is aimed to reach out to ordinary folks and/or workers and explain to them the statistical concepts in labor and employment, specifically, underemployment, through illustrations and citations of common examples known to the public, a press release from DOLE said.
She said that the BLES explains in the flyer, the country’s current underemployment status. This will help the public understand how this situation affects the country in any and every aspect.
Such knowledge will foster understanding about the consequences of underemployment. Recently, the ILO, in a study, identified underemployment as one of the vital phenomenon, mostly in developing countries, caused by sudden transformation of economic status.
An easy way to compute for underemployment is also given in the flyer, Baldoz also said.
Aside from discussing underemployment, it also explains other labor and employment issues, such as unemployment and jobs and skills mismatch.
BLES is a bureau of the DOLE that develops policies, programs, standards, and provides reviews relative to generation, analysis, and dissemination of statistics on labor and employment, the press release said.*