Economist: Zero unemployment amongst ship officers threaten growth

There are practically no unemployed graduates among ship officers. According to financial experts and the Workers’ Financial Council, the situation is extreme and could end up stunting the growth. The Maritime Officers says a greater number of trained ship officers are needed to solve the problem.

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Prospective maritime officers are practically guaranteed jobs when they finish their training. Graduate unemployment is practically nonexistent, writes the Danish Maritime Officers in its magazine, to be published next week. Of the 282 new graduates from Svendborg International Maritime Academy (SIMAC) 2010, only one, or 0.345 percent, was unemployed in 2012, according to numbers from Danish Statistics. 

And such a low unemployment rate is highly unusual for higher educations, says Mie Dalskov Pihl, senior analyst at the Workers’ Financial Council:

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