December 4, 2020
News | The labor market rebounding as lockdown restrictions are eased should not be mistaken as ‘recovery’. More than people returning to work, the term should mean returning to the same levels of employment as before. Recovery can only happen with substantial economic stimulus with sufficient government financial assistance or subsidies to workers affected by the pandemic.
July 25, 2020
June 5, 2020
government’s supposed recovery plans are more concerned about supporting business profits than helping the mass of unemployed Filipinos. The finance department’s PH-PROGRESO and stimulus bills in Congress give considerable support to businesses while millions of affected families get token support at best.
June 5, 2020
The unemployment crisis is actually even worse than official figures show. The 20.4 million real unemployed and underemployed today is the worst crisis of mass unemployment in the country’s history.
April 12, 2020
February 26, 2020
Isn’t it weird that we absorbed offshore gambling operations here in the Philippines but in return we only got reports of criminality and non-remittance of taxes?
September 7, 2019
Research group IBON said that the recently reported job generation is mostly in poor quality work and confirms volatile labor market conditions rather than a strengthening economy. The group made the statement after the recent release of seemingly favorable employment figures and warned against complacency. The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported an increase in the […]
July 10, 2019
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June 5, 2019
Research group IBON said that the rise in employment and decline in unemployment is seemingly welcome after the worsening job generation in the past four consecutive labor force rounds. But this should not be taken at face value because of alarming underlying trends. This includes job losses in the production sectors that the Duterte administration […]