|Group Member Name |MOHD HISYAM BIN NILAM (KK1190541) | | |EL NAJEEB BIN ABDUL RHAHMAN (KK1190675) | | |NURUL HAZWANEEZ BINTI MOKHTAR (KK1190869) | | |MOHAMAD ALIFF BIN PERMAN (KK1190531) | | | | |Course Code and Name |BGB 2013/ HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT | | | | |Assignment Title |ASSIGNMENT 3 | | | | |Submission Date |6 DECEMBER 2012 | | | | |Name of Lecturer |MR.AHMAD OZHAIR KHAIRIL ALAUDIN |
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Explain why the unemployment rate is Sabah is high
The unemployment rate can be defined as the number of people actively looking for a job divided by the labour force. Changes in unemployment depend mostly on inflows made up of non-employed people starting to look for jobs, of employed people who lose their jobs and look for new ones and of people who stop looking for employment. Related terms are the labour force, the participation rate and the employment rate. The labour force is defined as the number of people employed plus the number unemployed but seeking work. The non-labour force includes those who are not looking for work, those who are institutionalised such as in prisons or psychiatric wards, stay-at home spouses, children, and those serving in the military. The participation rate is the number of people in the labour force divided by the population of working age that is not institutionalised. The employment rate is defined as the number of people currently employed divided by the population of working age.
In 2010, Sabah has the highest unemployment rate which is 5.6% compared to the National unemployment rate of 3.4% based on the statistics. The reason that lies behind why Sabah has the highest unemployed rate can be in different kind of form such as foreigner workers, the wages, the level of education and sort on.
In the foreigner factor, the employer is Sabah will usually hire the foreigner because the wages or the salary for the foreigner worker is cheaper than the wages and salary for the local people. This will eventually cause the opportunity for the local people to get the job reduce. The foreigners are willing to take any work because they do not have to pay for tax and others. So, mostly in Sabah, the employer will rather hire the foreigner than our local people. Due to this, the unemployment of Sabah will eventually keep on rising due to the opportunity of work have been taken by the foreigner.