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For the majority of Nauruans, Nauruan is their first language but English is the official language and widely spoken. Historically, most Nauruans have been employed in phosphate mining and in the public sector, working for the government and various agencies; the private sector in Nauru is very small. A labour force survey concluded that over 200 people were considered professionals but only 27 had an undergraduate university degree or higher (2002). However, the decline in the phosphate reserves and subsequent governmental reform have significantly decreased the number of available jobs in Nauru and unemployment has risen. The government is addressing an overall lack of vocational training and technical knowledge by implementing programmes to develop fishing and farming skills, ICT and teacher training. There are no employment or human resource companies in Nauru.