jobs crisis

Strong labor market? Part-time, informal workers surge by over 2M – IBON

January 6, 2023

Latest labor force data showing huge spikes in part-time and informal jobs belies government claims of a strong labor market and steady economic recovery.

Employment decline belies govt claims of upbeat labor market — IBON

December 8, 2022

The government’s claim of an upbeat labor market is an overstatement that dismisses the significant decline in employment and growing number of discouraged workers.

Gov’t growth hype hides worsening situation of ordinary Filipinos — IBON

November 23, 2022

The finance secretary’s recent trumpeting of rapid growth is hype, and in reality the economy and the conditions of ordinary Filipinos have barely even returned to pre-pandemic levels.

Jobs created since pandemic mostly part-time, informal

October 19, 2022

Rampant job informality means many Filipinos have a hard time making ends meet as inflation keeps worsening.

Hike ayuda and labor budgets amid over 20M in informal work — IBON

September 8, 2022

More and more Filipinos are forced to make do with informal work given the lack of better jobs. Yet, the Marcos Jr administration has cut the 2023 budgets for ayuda and labor.

Invisible poverty, trivial solutions

August 22, 2022

The most fundamental cause of poverty is in how the overwhelming majority of Filipinos only have low value-added and low productivity work. This is not for lack of individual effort or capacity but because of the structure of the economy distorted by neoliberal policies.

Joblessness worsens despite economy opening up

July 18, 2022

Joblessness and informality of work are worsening. Why is the government claiming that the economy is recovering?

Persisting jobs crisis belies gov’t claims of growth momentum

July 8, 2022

The increase in May 2022 unemployment and informal work shows that the jobs crisis persists despite government’s opening up of the economy and hype of economic growth.

New admin needs new policies to fix old problems — IBON

June 30, 2022

As the next president is inaugurated and the new administration is ushered in, new policies are desperately needed to fix old economic problems that worsened under the Duterte administration.