Philippine jobs crisis
Why are Filipinos so poor if the labor market is so vibrant?
February 11, 2023
The economic managers chronically downplay problems and prefer unfounded sunshine and smugness about the state of the economy. This hinders taking steps towards real solutions.
PH upper middle income by end 2022?: Just a number – IBON
February 12, 2022
The “upper-middle income” country status that the Duterte government is hoping to achieve this year is just a number. Even if reached, this is an empty achievement amid the weakest economy and worst joblessness in decades and will just reflect the prosperity of an elite few.
Jobless growth and worst in ASEAN: IBON on PH economic performance in 2021
January 27, 2022
The economic managers are overstating their performance and understating the economy’s problems. This isn’t a good starting point for finding solutions.
Ayuda urgent: Jobs crisis still worse than before pandemic — IBON
April 30, 2021
The so-called increase in employment is just Filipinos desperate to make a living in any way they can. This makes the need for substantial cash aid even more urgent.
Employment falling under Duterte administration, jobs crisis worsens
March 8, 2019
Research group IBON said that the latest January 2019 labor force survey data showing employment falling confirms that the jobs crisis continues to worsen. The group stressed that the worst job creation today among all the post-Marcos administrations is a better indicator of the economy’s health than the abstract growth figures the Duterte administration always […]
IBON replies to Presidential Spokesperson on employment situation
January 27, 2019
The Presidential Spokesperson recently said that IBON’s claim of weak annual job creation under the Duterte administration is “mathematically impossible”. There was also the insinuation of being “inept or just maliciously reckless to degrade the achievements of the President”. We are compelled to reply to help the administration come to terms with the reality of […]
Over a million more underemployed, part-time workers under Duterte
May 1, 2018
The number of Filipino workers relegated to insecure and low-paying jobs have grown under the Duterte administration, said research group IBON. Latest official labor force data shows a higher number of employed under Pres. Duterte. The number of employed increased to 41.8 million in January 2018 from 39.3 million in the same period last year, […]