labor force survey
More jobs but part-time work swelled
May 15, 2023
3.3 million of the net employment increase of 6 million since January 2020 is part-time work of less than 40 hours a week, while only 2.5 million of the increased employment was full-time work of 40 hours and over per week.
Jobs created mostly poor and quality work
May 15, 2023
The overwhelming number of “jobs created” are merely self-employment and informal work, and domestic work — accounting for 4.3 million or 71.3% of net employment
1.8-million loss in full-time jobs dispels gov’t claim of recovery, robust jobs market – IBON
March 10, 2023
The jobs crisis is worsening despite the economy reopening. Sugarcoating only hides the problem and prevents urgent action to help millions of Filipinos struggling to make ends meet.
Why are Filipinos so poor if the labor market is so vibrant?
February 11, 2023
The economic managers chronically downplay problems and prefer unfounded sunshine and smugness about the state of the economy. This hinders taking steps towards real solutions.
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 falls, official unemployment stats hide millions of jobless Filipinos — IBON
November 8, 2022
The Marcos Jr administration appears to be more intent on playing up supposed employment gains rather than addressing the reality of massive joblessness.
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.
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?