labor force survey

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.

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.

Almost three million drop in employed sign of swelling ranks of discouraged workers—IBON

September 8, 2023

Research group IBON said that the 2.8-million collapse in the number of employed persons but small decline in unemployed confirms that many Filipinos have dropped out of the labor force. This is due to the lack of jobs – even work that is self-employed and informal. The group said that this huge increase in discouraged […]

Most jobs being created in the lowest paying sectors – IBON

August 9, 2023

The economy is still struggling to create decent work, pay and earnings

Over 1M rise in part-time workers belies admin’s ‘favorable’ labor market claims—IBON

July 8, 2023

NEWS

Despite months of government playing up so-called reforms to ensure high-quality job generation, more and more Filipinos are struggling to earn whatever they can just to get by.

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.