Do you think unemployment is a big problom?

@zhouxi (1756)
China
October 2, 2009 2:15am CST
China is a developing country.we have a big base of population.recently,the unemployment rate of college graduates is attracting more attention of central goverment and local goverment.there are many reasons of their unemployment.the structure and contents of education must meet the demand of sociaty is main fact to affect empoyment.do you think unempolyment is a big problom in your country?how could college graduates could find their satisfied work?
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@picjim (3003)
• India
2 Oct 09
Yes unemployment is a major problem in many countries the world over.Being unemployed means one is not able to contribute to the society.It lowers the standard of life and living.Education is good but merely producing graduates is not enough.They have to be trained so they are gainfully employed.Instead of producing a large number of graduates who are unemployed i propose giving people skills useful for day to day life like computer technicians,plumbing,carpentry and skills required to be an electrician as these jobs are always in demand and well paid.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
2 Oct 09
yes these are good suggestions.i think my son should choose one of them.which is best?
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@picjim (3003)
• India
3 Oct 09
Sir, i would prefer he take up assembling and repairing computers.Even if there is a glitch he can learn to format the computer.The sort of people he'll meet will be computer literate and the job is also well paying.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
3 Oct 09
thanks.it's also my husband's area.
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• China
2 Oct 09
hello zhouxi, I am living in China too. and I do notice that recently newspapers and new programs does report a lot regarding this issue. There are more graduates than posts that are offered, only those who are really excellent or lucky can get their posts. But it is undeniable that there is a big problem in Chinese high education, many many graduates graduate from the university, unknowing what they have learned from the university, but become lazy, stupid...that's why organizations refuse to hire those ones who just graduate. I think if you search for the job description of some company, these words are commonly seen:"no graduates!"
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
2 Oct 09
if so,it's sorrow of our education ,families and students.so ,we should think it over what's the function of education?what quality and abilities should a graduates have.
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• China
2 Oct 09
yeah, you can see a lot and a lot of graduates being asked what they have learned from the university, they would show you the puzzled look, and don't know how to answer. I think both our educational organization and students should think about this issue! it is educational organizations problem? or students problem? I think students should think more, because university is a place where you attend class less, but self-educate more!
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
2 Oct 09
Goverment education manage organizations,universities and tachers , professors and researchers , students ,parents are all important in education.they should discuss the problems together.
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@anurag3786 (6271)
• India
2 Oct 09
yes i think unemployment is the biggest problems of the country.. i know in that time due to recession there is the shortage of job.. but before coming recession the problem of unemployment as well as.. and now the problem of recession is slowely slowely solved.. but shortege of jobs as well as.. so.. government should think about this biggest problem..and find any good solution..to sloved it..
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
2 Oct 09
yes,in china and many other countries ,expanded fiscal policy and monetary policy are performced by government.
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@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
Unemployment definitely is a big problem for a particular country. Job opportunities are limited and the number of graduates are soaring and yet jobs are scarce. Governments are trying their best but with very limited resources, it is difficult to solve the problem. This is one of the reasons why migration is an attractive option to a lot of people. If jobs are difficult to find in their homes country they look for greener pastures outside. Have a great day.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
3 Oct 09
you analysed it with economic theory.yes,unemployment also results from limited demand of labour force and the exceed supply in some countries.
@delkar (1715)
• Romania
2 Oct 09
I will finish my college next year too , and i don`t think that i`ll find a job in my domain . Even if i`ll finish management, and teoreticaly i can get a job in any domain , i don`t think that i`ll find something , just because they all ask for an experience not less than 2 years , and if all ask the same thing, how could we get thouse 2 years of experience ? Maybe just if we ask them to let us work for free for thouse 2 years . I think this it`s a problem of the society . In my country they tried something, but with this crisis, i think they forgot about that . Unemployment it`s a problem in nay country , because people are used to spend some money every month, and when they need to spend less , it`s a problem .
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
2 Oct 09
wishing you could find a good job after two years when you graduates.may enterprise need expert and skilled workers.no one are excellent when they begin working.
@daliaj (5680)
• India
2 Oct 09
Yes, unemployement is a big issue. People should have jobs to support their families. It is fine to have a small job, but the condition of not having a job at all is very difficult. It is a very bad situation when someone is fired from a job. It is fine to search for job when you alrady have a job in hand, but you will eb tensed when you attend an interview being unemployed.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
2 Oct 09
yes,i'm worried about my students of finding their job.it's very hard for them to find a satisfied one.they have to accept very lower income because of limited choice.
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• Philippines
2 Oct 09
All in the third country, the unemployment is a big, big, problem. Like now I am unemployed. I am very affected with unemployment.That's why I find time to do internet surfing and forums, mylot etc. I am not sure until when I can do this. But life goes on.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
2 Oct 09
yes,unemployment made a lot people feel discouraged and affected their life standard and qulity.May be it also gives us some time to find new ideas and good choices.
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@LdeL0318 (6411)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
Here in the Philippines, unemployment is really one of the biggest problem. A lot of us here are jobless and seem to can't find a job related to their field. Some ended up us under employed. They are getting a job lower that their qualifications. Aside from that majority of the Filipinos work abroad. We have lots of Overseas Filipino Workers who decided to work away from their family since employment opportunities here is very minimal.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
2 Oct 09
this also similar in china's countryside.a lot of people have to leave their home town to search empoyment opportunity.they have to separate with their relative.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
3 Oct 09
[b]It's bad in the USA. Nearly 10% (officially, but in fact it's a bit higher), & climbing. Obama's crazy practices are killing what's left of our foundering economy, & experts are predicting that if he gets the Cap and Tax--oh excuuuuse me, TRADE program () and his Government health care (trillions of dollars for this boondoggle) going, it will crater worse than during the "Great Depression," & for far longer. You know, I'm not saying I would have wanted it to happen, but imagine if, instead of running up the deficit by multiple trillions, Obama had just written a million dollar check for every man woman & child in our country--heck, throw in the illegal aliens, too! Why not?--EVERYONE would be a millionaire & happy as clams, & we would have saved trillions of the wasted dollars, & our country would recover much more quickly! But I doubt our country will recover at all, now, at least, not in my lifetime, or the lifetimes of our grandchildren. And you know what? Our downfall will drag everyone else's economy down with it. Ain't that special. Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
3 Oct 09
hi,Maggiepie,don't lose your hope.i think every country has it's problems.unemployment rate in china is higher than US.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
3 Oct 09
[b]Oh, I haven't lost hope (yet...), but our rates are skyrocketing since the usurper took office, & will surpass your rate before I die (I'll be 62 in January, & I will probably live until at least my late 90s--perhaps I'll pass 100). Still, Americans have begun to fight the current political policies which are costing us thousands of jobs every month, so, we shall see what may happen. I've always loved China. I'm too poor to travel there, but I've taught several students (mostly from Beijing) how to speak English. I found them (with one exception) to be the sweetest, most eager students, & all but for that one exception became close friends, inviting me for dinner, telling me about your various cultures. The photographs I've seen depict such beautiful landscapes & fascinating architecture that my eyes drank them in as if they were thirsty, like mouths! I wish I had the means to visit, but this is my only way to "travel," now--on the internet. Please tell me what it's like where you live, & where that is? I'd be very grateful! Maggiepie "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"[/b]
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
4 Oct 09
hi,dear friend.i wish everything will be better.it need not when you older enough the economy will be normal.I'm very glad that you are old friend of china.yes, I love china too.China is a big country.many places are very beautiful.i'm not living in Beijing.i living in the middle area of china.here are the hometown of confucius.our civilization and curture origined from here. expenditures are very cheap here.i think you could afford it when your economy is getting better.welcome you to china!
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@liujuanxh (170)
• China
3 Oct 09
Where are you from?China?I am from China.so i know this situation very well.For me ,i spend about 1 month on finding my job. It is a big problem in china.I think it is because we have too much people in china.the supply is exceed the needs,so the unemployment is a big problem in our country .
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
4 Oct 09
hi, friend ,what's your nationality?which country are you in?if you have good skills ,you will easy to find a work in some countries.
• China
4 Oct 09
I am from China .And i am a fresh guraduating from university this summer.I find for a person who donot have experience is difficult to find a good job.Because they want you have a hihg diploma and also good experince. For our just graduating from school ,i think it is realy a hard thing to find a good job .
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
4 Oct 09
yes,if you don't have the first job,you would n't have any experience.the problem is that every enterprise does n't want to give you a chance to accumulate experiences .
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
Unemployment is really a big problem because without a job where do you think a man can get money to support himself and worst his family if he is married man? We work to earn a living, we just don't work to buy our luxuries. Unemployment increases crime rate as well because some people tend to be hopeless which cause them to do things that are not good just to survive this world. Some people go to other countries to work and that sometimes caused some broken marriages. Government must do something about it because it is a damn serious problem.
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• Philippines
3 Oct 09
Yes you are right about that also. When people became too hopeless with their situation they sometimes think of ending their life. They think that killing themselves will end their sufferings and miseries. They wanted a quick escape for they feel the whole world fall down on them. They have nobody to turn to... alone and desperate.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
3 Oct 09
so i hope with the help of government,people could find works suited for them.they should prepare early when they are in college and university even in high school.
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
We should not blame all to the government also. We, ordinary people who are not in the government, must do our part as well. Study seriously for it will be our edge in getting a good job. Our future lies on us. We are the molder of our life.
@forptc (290)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
Unemployment is always a problem in every country specially within highly urbanized areas and in third world countries being heavily affected by the economic recession in the whole world. It's very difficult to find a job even if you have really good credentials. The competition gets tougher by the minute with the addition of graduates every now and then with their numbers growing and are bigger than the demand for manpower. What's more difficult with looking for a job is that it's either you're not qualified or over qualified. Sometimes it takes a bit of luck and better presentation of yourself for you to land a job. At certain times, it's always about the credentials so there's no fixed criteria. Sometimes even, the problem with unemployment roots from the career choice of a student in college, where they go for what they wanted but they can't handle or, in some cases, they go for courses that are in demand but can't do good ending up shifting, wasting their time and eventually finding out they've been over the age bracket and haven't even gained relevant working experience. I think there is a need to conduct career orientations during the senior year of a high school student. It would definitely make them choose wisely and probably reduce cases of unemployment.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
3 Oct 09
i know some colleges and universities have tried well in this area.
@forptc (290)
• Philippines
4 Oct 09
I bet it's a really good move for these colleges and universities. I'm sure that these schools have produced graduates with a higher rate of employment than others that don't have these kinds of programs. Another good way to improve on it is to have options during the first and second years in college, giving the students a glimpse of each field of specialization and to see where they excel, where they perform better if not best which would make them decide the specific specialization they are to pursue.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
5 Oct 09
we have some guide for students of their speciality in our university.some introductions have effects.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 Oct 09
zhouxi, Well you said China is a developing country but I knew China is a developed country. Might be some confusion here and there. Look , this is the same with both your country and ours so far unemployment problem pops up. In India this is the corruption more responsible for creating such situation than would have been naturally. One third grade job costs one Rs. 3 to 4 lac rupees. Just imagine the situation. Here too the education is not qualitative and job orienteering. The traditional education would not help one prepare even noodles. A massive change in the Govt policy is the call of the day there and here as well.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
2 Oct 09
hello,krajibg,i think china is not so developed compare with many other countries.corruption is also a main problems affect full employment.it rises the cost of production.education reform also be needed urgently in our country.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
2 Oct 09
But the amazing thing about China is we get to know much less about the internal functioning of the system. I hope I am not wrong.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
3 Oct 09
we do have many organizations,they do not play enough good functions and effects.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
I inadvertently posted my response as a comment to number 1. You may have to go up a little bit to read my response. Thanks.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
3 Oct 09
It don't matter.i saw it and responded it.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
3 Oct 09
It does n't matter! sorry, i made a mistake .
@cherrc (662)
• Philippines
2 Oct 09
unemployment is a global problem. that's why people tend to be self-reliant and find jobs even if it didnt match their educational backgrounds. that's why some companies came up with a job to meet the needs of both degree and non degree holders. others decide to work and have a small business at the same time. :)
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
3 Oct 09
yes ,we have to lower our wage prospect.
@cherrc (662)
• Philippines
3 Oct 09
well not necessarily to lower it but at least not to be so choosy when it's really feasible to deal with the job anyway. ΓΌ
• Philippines
19 Jan 12
Hi zhouxi! Unemployment is a very serious problem. It is not good for the economy of the country. Moreover, many of those who are unemployed can't satisfy some of their basic needs because they do not have the means. Unemployment is a problem here in the Philippines.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
24 Jan 12
It's a big problem all over the world.
@umabharti (3976)
• India
10 May 10
hi,umemployment is problem in every country.When there is no income then there is problem.Certain good things are to be made by the governments to take off this unemployment status.Campus interviews are a good out come to select the graduates direct from the colleges .Job fairs etc., are also good solution for the unemployment problem.Globalisation and private sectors are doing the best.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
11 May 10
yes,where there is unemployment there are more problems.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
29 Apr 10
I saw that this is an old discussion but thought I would try and revive it to see if there have been any recent changes for the good. Here in the US, California especially, the unemployment rate is at almost 13%. Unemployment for many has run out, even with being able to collect for up to 99 weeks, many are still unable to obtain jobs. Company's aren't hiring, we have lost an unbelievable amount of businesses due to the recession. I don't know specifics with college students, but with families that had mortgages and such many have lost everything. Homelessness has grown by leaps and bounds, or resources are stretched to the max. The very people that gave for years are now the ones asking for help. The start of the collapse here was with the housing market/financial lending institutes. Homes have depreciated in the 10's of thousands of dollars and in some areas by 100's of thousands of dollars. I could go on and on, but will refrain. So what's the answer to this growing problem? Hope to maybe see some suggestions.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
30 Apr 10
it's really a big problem everywhere.
@vicky30 (4771)
• India
26 Jan 10
Yes i think unemployment is a big problem.Here i was trying a job for two years but i never got one because of recession.Here there are people who are jobless for a long time and they get very depressed.Some people go in their fathers line business and manage it there.Some even start their own business in making money.College graduates can find satisfied work by doing a course which can enhance their skills to get a job in the industry they want later with experience they can move ahead in life.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
27 Jan 10
yes, it's really a big problem all over the world.
@youless (104228)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Oct 09
I think unemployment is a big problem and it will lead to many serious results, such as the crimes. And some people will even kill themselves because of the depression. Because there is a big population in our country, so there are many competition. Perhaps the college graduates shall look for a job at first, no matter whether they really like this job or not. They need to get the working experience at first so that they can easily find another job later. I love China
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
11 Oct 09
yes, i think so. they should find a job first, to earn some income to live.then they could choice if there were some new opportunities when they have some work experiences.
• India
3 Oct 09
Yes I think it is the biggest problem in our country too .
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
4 Oct 09
hi, dear friend ,where are you from?