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.
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.
January 10, 2024
The lower unemployment rate appears favorable but should not be taken at face value.
April 29, 2023
Most Filipinos are so poor and lacking savings that they can’t afford to be unemployed. But there are so little regular formal jobs available that the overwhelming majority struggle with self-employment, informal work, or irregular jobs in informal establishments.
April 26, 2023
Higher inflation is eroding the nominal wage, but due to infrequent and meager wage increases, the real value of this has even declined. In the NCR, the real wage as of March 2023 is the lowest in 12 years and lower than 34 years ago.
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.
December 8, 2022
The government’s claim of an upbeat labor market is an overstatement that dismisses the significant decline in employment and growing number of discouraged workers.
May 6, 2022
Government should not be complacent following the reported increase in employment, considering the spike in underemployment and in part-time work. Many Filipinos are still struggling to make ends meet and the economy is still weak despite reopening.