TABLE 3 PERCENTAGE OF UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES BY REASON FOR NOT LOOKING FOR WORK AND EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT
 
Reason for Unemployed Total Educational Attainment
Upper Bachelor Degree Bachelor Degree Dip.Voc. and Dip.Tech. Cert.Voc. Hi.Educ.
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
(262,001) (456) (45,996) (74,436) (139,637) (1,475)

Can’t find job

39.0 59.6 77.0 45.9 22.8 31.4

Not looking for work

61.0 40.4 23.0 54.1 77.2 68.6
Reason for not looking for work 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0
(159,826) (184) (10,598) (40,302) (107,730) (1,012)

Studying

90.1 58.4 53.1 92.6 92.9 95.9

Prepare to study abroad

0.5 11.3 6.7 0.1 0.0 -

Believe no work available

1.0 - 6.5 1.2 0.4 -

Waiting for a appointment

0.8 7.5 11.1 0.2 0.1 -

Private reason

2.8 10.8 18.1 3.2 1.1 2.2

Others

0.4 4.4 3.4 0.6 0.0 -

Unknown

4.4 7.6 1.1 2.1 5.5 1.9
 
Source : The High Qualified Manpower Survey 1998