jobs

Ayuda urgent as jobs crisis worsens from govt’s failed lockdowns, response

June 10, 2021

Latest labor force data confirm that the jobs situation is still much worse than before the pandemic. Government’s over-reliance on destructive lockdowns to contain the coronavirus is ineffective and only causes unnecessary economic distress for tens of millions of Filipinos. At the very least, immediately providing substantial ayuda grows more urgent by the day.

Gov’t hyping employment gains to avoid giving more ayuda, stimulus – IBON

May 6, 2021

Latest labor force figures show that Filipinos are not regaining their jobs and incomes and, on the contrary, are desperately trying to make a living in whatever way they can.

Joblessness worsens in February and will get worse with ECQ — IBON

March 31, 2021

The latest labor force survey confirms that unemployment and underemployment are worsening despite economic managers’ hype of rebounding employment.

PH labor market rebounding but not recovering – IBON

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.

Duterte administration’s recovery plans help the rich more than the poor

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.

Official unemployment figures understate historic jobs crisis

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.

Most new jobs temporary, poor quality — IBON

December 6, 2019

NEWS

Research group IBON said the recently reported large increase in employment and slight decrease in unemployment bring much-needed relief to millions of Filipinos who have been suffering worsening unemployment since the Duterte administration began. The group however also warned against complacency. Looking at the official labor force survey results more completely shows that the majority of jobs created were temporary and poor-quality.