This puts the Philippines' GDP growth at third place in Asia, just behind their richer neighbors Malaysia, at 6.2% and China at 7.4%. after previously occupying the second spot behind China, with a 7.2% GDP growth rate for the year 2013.
What's notable is that even if the service and industrial sectors continued to lead in terms of growth, growing at 6.8% and 5.8% respectively, agriculture remained the laggard, with a measly growth figure of 0.9%.
For our student readers, this means that they can continue to expect more demand for employment in these two rapidly growing sectors in the short term and beyond and that choosing courses related to them would be a sound choice. However, the continued lackluster performance of the agriculture sector could also indicate a high potential for improvement and growth in the long-term, especially with prodding from the government and businesses that would want to take advantage of the opportunities that will develop there.