| Azlan Othman |
THE number of unemployed locals comprising Brunei citizens and permanent residents aged 18 to 59 years has increased in December last year to 15,272 people compared to 14,267 in the month before (November 2014).
The surge was due to the additional number of newly registered jobseekers which constituted some 1,152 people.
Out of this total, 10,309 or 68 per cent live in the Brunei-Muara District while 2,184 people (14.3 per cent) were from Tutong.
2,111 people (13.8 per cent) were from Belait and 668 people (4.4 per cent) were from Temburong.
8,427 or 55 per cent of the unemployed locals were women.
8,294 people (54 per cent) were aged between 20-29 years; 2,175 people (14.2 per cent) were aged between 30-34.
1,837 people (10.7 per cent) were aged between 35-39 years; 1,145 people (7.5 per cent) were aged between 40-44 years and 796 (5.2 per cent) were aged between 18-19 years.
9,579 people (63 per cent) had secondary education as their highest education attainment while 1,848 people (12.1 per cent) had voctech qualification. 1,674 people (11 per cent) possessed tertiary education and 1,403 people (9.2 per cent) possessed primary education.
For further queries on local jobseeker statistics, the public can contact JPKE at 2230250 or 2233344 during office hours, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or log on to the website www.depd.gov.bn.