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 decline belies govt claims of upbeat labor market — IBON
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.
Million increase in underemployed: Economy still not creating enough decent work
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.
8 of 10 new jobs are just part-time: PH struggles to create quality work as economy reopens
April 7, 2022
Latest labor force data show that the economy, despite reopening, is struggling to generate sufficient work. Additional jobs created are also mostly temporary, insecure and informal.
Jobless women grew 44% under Duterte
March 8, 2022
Worsening joblessness and informal work can be fixed with immediate ayuda, stimulus
September 30, 2021
Latest labor force data of high unemployment and increasing informal workers should be a wake-up call for government to immediately undertake stimulus measures.
Soaring unemployment, bloated informality
July 22, 2021
Jobs crisis continues, informal work worsens
July 3, 2021
Latest labor force figures show that millions of Filipinos are still struggling to find work or turning more and more to informal jobs and self-employment to survive. Substantial ayuda is urgently needed and Congress should hold a special session to ensure the immediate allocation and distribution of funds for emergency aid.
Unemployment and quality of work worsens
May 9, 2021