Employment falls, official unemployment stats hide millions of jobless Filipinos — IBON
November 8, 2022
The Marcos Jr administration appears to be more intent on playing up supposed employment gains rather than addressing the reality of massive joblessness.
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.
Duterte gov’t creates the most unemployment among all post-Marcos admins
February 10, 2022
Pres. Duterte will leave behind a legacy of having the biggest increase in joblessness among all post-Marcos administrations.
Unemployment and quality of work worsens
May 9, 2021
Ayuda urgent – jobs crisis still worse than before pandemic
May 1, 2021
Government claims of employment improving in February 2021 compared to pre-pandemic January 2020 are unfounded. The so-called jobs increase is just Filipinos desperate to make a living in any way they can.
Joblessness worsens in February and will get worse with ECQ — IBON
March 31, 2021
The latest labor force survey confirms that unemployment and underemployment are worsening despite economic managers’ hype of rebounding employment.
Govt should address job losses in agri, manufacturing — IBON
June 5, 2019
Research group IBON said that the rise in employment and decline in unemployment is seemingly welcome after the worsening job generation in the past four consecutive labor force rounds. But this should not be taken at face value because of alarming underlying trends. This includes job losses in the production sectors that the Duterte administration […]
Don’t insist on low poverty threshold, address jobs crisis, gov’t told
April 17, 2019
The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) recently attributed reduced poverty in the first semester of 2018 to the rising quality of jobs under the Duterte administration. But research group IBON said that dismal jobs creation, the magnitude of joblessness, poor quality work, and meager wages give away the true picture of Philippine poverty. The […]
300k jobs lost under Duterte
September 12, 2018
Job creation in the rest of the economy was not enough to compensate for the huge job losses especially in agriculture. There were gross job losses of 2.2 million between July 2016 and July 2018 but only 1.9 million in gross job creation, hence the 295,000 drop in the number of employed. Read more: https://www.ibon.org/2018/09/jobs-crisis-getting-worse-under-duterte-govt-ibon/