Raising The Alarm On Graduate Underemployment
Dr. Melati Nungsari, Assistant Professor of Economics, Asia School of Business
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Unsurprisingly, Malaysia's unemployment rate grew to 4.8% in June, reversing a downward trend in the first half of the year, due to the latest round of pandemic restrictions. Similarly, graduate unemployment is also increasing, resulting in graduates opting for jobs that are below their qualifications. What broader impact will this have on the Malaysian economy, and what policy measures are needed to mitigate the fallout? We discuss these issues with economist Dr. Melati Nungsari.
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Produced by: Sim Wie Boon
Presented by: Roshan Kanesan, Noelle Lim, Shazana Mokhtar
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