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More women working with longer maternal leave, work-from-home option – NEDA

Mar 08, 2020 - 2:48 PM

Figures from the Philippine Statistics Authority show a drop in unemployment for women who leave the workforce due to family duties

WORKING GIRLS. More women keep working in 2019. File photo by AFP

Philippine employment, unemployment rates steady in January 2020

Mar 05, 2020 - 11:25 AM

There are 42.65 million employed persons and 2.39 million people with no jobs as of January 2020

[ANALYSIS] Making sense of the surprisingly good jobs, poverty stats

Dec 11, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Moving forward, government must make sure growth lifts all boats, and no region is left behind. Inclusivity is key.

Unemployment, underemployment dip to 14-year low in October 2019

Dec 05, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Unemployment in October 2019 falls to 4.5% or some 2.05 million people, the lowest since 2005

IN CHARTS: Despite slower growth, employment improves in July 2019

Sep 05, 2019 - 4:40 PM

Underemployment falls and more young Filipinos enter the workforce in July 2019

Philippine employment figures improve in April 2019

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:40 PM

More people got employed and had better job opportunities in April 2019, says the Philippine Statistics Authority

IKEA to boost jobs in the Philippines, says Swedish envoy

Apr 08, 2019 - 7:25 PM

'They will need so much support in terms of suppliers, transportation, assembly,' says Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries

Philippine labor force participation dips in January 2019

Mar 07, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Some 387,000 Filipinos drop out of the country's labor force, but the employment rate slightly gets better in January 2019

IN CHARTS: PH employment rises in April over 'Build Build Build'

Jun 07, 2018 - 3:48 PM

Rappler takes a look at the results of the April 2018 Labor Force Survey

INFRASTRUCTURE. This photo taken on April 11, 2018, shows workers on a construction site beside a highway with heavy traffic in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

[OPINION] To escape poverty, hard work is not enough

May 04, 2018 - 9:45 AM

Diokno’s recent statement, for the record, is a gross misrepresentation of economists' contemporary thinking about the nature of poverty and income mobility

IN NUMBERS: What you need to know about the Philippine labor sector

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:35 PM

The employment rate in the country is at 94.7% as of January 2018

PH underemployment rate drops to lowest in 10 years

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:05 PM

Underemployment refers to workers wanting to spend more hours at work to earn more

LABOR DAY. Thousands of job seekers troop the Quezon City Hall on Labor Day, May 1, to seek for job opportunities at the DOLE's Job Fair. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Unemployment in October lowest in 11 years

Dec 13, 2016 - 6:50 PM

The services sector still has the largest share in the employed population making up 27 9

DROPS. PSA reveals that the country's employment rate climbed to 95.3% in October this year, from 94.4% recorded in the same month last year. Rappler file photo

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Sep 10, 2016 - 8:37 AM

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US job creation surges amid global economic slowdown

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:21 AM

The US pumps 321 000 jobs in November exceeding forecast Unemployment however remains flat

UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN. The US unemployment rate drops to 7.2% in September. Photo by AFP

On the job: The Filipino precariat

Apr 30, 2014 - 10:46 AM

There is enough proof that economic development that relies on precarious work is not the ideal or practical way to build or sustain the wealth of nations

3 groups need to work to address jobs issue — World Bank

Sep 15, 2013 - 11:31 AM

World Bank cites the Philippines stellar economic growth and political stability as reasons for pushing reforms needed to create jobs

BETTER JOBS. A sea of applicants submit their resumes in the hopes of getting hired. Photo by AFP