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Youth hit hardest by stagnant job creation — IBON

June 7, 2024

Recent labor force data shows that the economy is still struggling to create enough decent work – and the youth are most affected.

Lack of gainful employment belies govt claims of improving jobs market — IBON

April 13, 2024

The Marcos Jr administration keeps touting that the labor market is improving. But there is a serious disconnect between this government hype and the actual reality of millions of Filipinos.

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.

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.