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Palace: Job creation measures working

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Lower unemployment is proof

By Joel Guinto
First Posted 16:29:00 09/16/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang said on Tuesday the slight drop in the unemployment rate in July to 7.4 percent from April’s 8.0 percent is proof that the administration’s job creation measures are paying off.

Deputy presidential spokesman Anthony Golez said the government has invested in improving education, especially in high-demand industries like nursing.

“The decrease is the unemployment rate stems from the fact that this government has been doing a lot of efforts to curb unemployment,” Golez told reporters at the Palace.

“What this government has done, the President wants to focus on the competitive advantage of industries in this country, education,” he added.

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