Most Kudus job seekers are high school graduates
High school graduates made up the majority of job seekers in Kudus regency, Central Java, between January and May this year, according to the Kudus Social Affairs, Manpower and Transmigration Agency.
Of 2,351 people registering for employment permits in the period, some 1,606 listed their education as high-school level, Antara news agency reported on Friday.
Numerous elementary and junior high school graduates also tried to apply for employment permits this year, with 78 elementary school and 288 junior high school graduates registering as job seekers.
Only 231 people, or 9.78 percent of Kudus job seekers, have at least a bachelor's or master's degree.
Some 1,402 of these job seekers, a slight majority, were women.
In 2011, the total amount of people applying for employment permits in Kudus was 9,550, but only 37.97 percent of them managed to get employed. Most of last year's job seekers were high school graduates.
These workers found jobs in the likes of the electronics and tobacco industries. (png/mtq)