Philippine employment

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.

Stagnant employment and shrinking labor force indicate worsening disguised joblessness — IBON

January 10, 2024

The lower unemployment rate appears favorable but should not be taken at face value.

The State of Filipino Employment Informality

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.

NCR nominal vs real wages

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.

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

NEWS

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.