Sabah’s 112,000 jobless last year second highest

Published on: Tuesday, August 20, 2019

By: Bernama

KOTA KINABALU: The unemployment rate of 112,000 people recorded by Sabah last year was the second highest in the country.

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said being choosy and the incompatibility between skills and job vacancies available in the industry were among the causes for the problem.

He said in an effort to lower the rate, the Sabah Institute of Development Studies (IDS) in collaboration with the Sabah Department of Human Resource Development (JPSM) was studying to identify the gap in supply and demand in the state.

The text of his speech was read by the Assistant Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department, Arifin Asgali.

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