jobs

Odd jobs: Spiraling through another day

July 6, 2024

It may seem to be a mere picture of urban poverty and underdevelopment at first glance. But a closer look reveals something more profound.

Hunger rise, extensive poverty debunks jobs improvement hype — IBON

May 8, 2024

Government’s constant hype of “labor market improvement” is not being felt by many Filipinos struggling with poor quality jobs and, as a result, are falling into worsening hunger and widespread poverty.

1.4M jobs loss stresses need to strengthen local agri, Filipino industries – IBON

March 9, 2024

The drop in employed persons, combined with the phenomenal decrease in labor force participants and the swelling number of those not in the labor force, indicates a growing number of discouraged Filipino workers.

NEDA misses the point of people’s dissatisfaction — IBON

February 20, 2024

The Marcos Jr administration claims to acknowledge inflation, job creation, food security and poverty woes but their response is to push the same economic policies that cause these to begin with.

Drop in wholesale retail trade work in Dec shows Filipinos can’t afford to spend – IBON

February 7, 2024

Job losses in the wholesale and retail trade sector may be a result of weaker demand which is concerning since the month of December is usually marked by more spending due to the holidays.

Widespread informality, growing poverty belie gov’t claims of robust jobs market – IBON

February 7, 2024

The prevalent lack of decent work and the increasing number of Filipinos falling into poverty dispels the Marcos Jr administration’s hype of a “robust” labor market.

Stagnant employment and shrinking labor force indicate worsening disguised joblessness — IBON

January 10, 2024

The lower unemployment rate appears favorable but should not be taken at face value.

More part-timers, unpaid family workers underscores admin’s inability to create quality jobs – IBON

October 6, 2023

The millions-surge in informal work indicates that working Filipinos are going on survival mode as the living crisis intensifies. The Marcos Jr administration’s inability to improve the economy’s capacity to generate meaningful jobs is clearly a failure of policy and government’s economic management.

The expensive and harmful ‘Build Better More’

June 2, 2023

The Philippine government has a repetitive narrative when it comes to infrastructure – that it will “revitalize the economy” and “create more jobs” or that the government is “Building more for better lives” — claims so-repeated that they seem like obvious benefits. But history shows that this is not always the case.