unemployment in the Philippines - updates

Rappler's latest stories on unemployment in the Philippines

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PH unemployment at all-time high with 7.3 million jobless in April 2020

Jun 05, 2020 - 10:11 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The Philippines' unemployment rate for April surges to 17.7%, the highest ever on record, as the coronavirus pandemic wipes out jobs

DOLE sees 5 million jobs losses due to pandemic

May 20, 2020 - 11:06 PM

Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III agrees that unemployment due to the pandemic could even rise to 10 million

UNEMPLOYMENT TO RISE. Mall visitors pass inside a temperature and disinfection channel at the entrance of Uptown Mall in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City as some establishments begin to operate partially after the ease in restriction under Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

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

Philippines misses most of 2017 labor targets

May 21, 2018 - 7:56 PM

While the current unemployment rate has improved compared to previous decades, this is still behind the 5.1-5.4% target set in 2017

PH missed most of 2017 labor targetsQC Job Fair on Labor Day 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

10.4M Filipinos jobless, optimism dips in March – SWS poll

May 01, 2017 - 8:50 PM

Nearly 23 of survey respondents were jobless slightly lower than December 2016 s 25 1

JOBS. A recent SWS survey shows that 10.4 million Filipinos are jobless in the first quarter of 2017, slightly lower than December 2016. File photo

Employment rate highest since July 2011 – NEDA

Sep 09, 2016 - 2:34 PM

The Labor Force Survey for July 2016 also shows unemployment at 5 4 the lowest since 2005

PH unemployment rate declines in April

Jun 09, 2016 - 12:20 PM

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority the unemployment rate in April declines to 6 1 from 6 4 year on year

MORE EMPLOYED. The number of unemployed Filipinos went down to 6.1% in April 2016, PSA says. File photo by Roy Lagarde / Rappler

Gov't can absorb the largest sector of unemployed – Recto

Jan 16, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Of the 1 5 million total permanent job positions in the national government only about 1 3 million will be occupied this year leading to a vacancy of over 200 000 positions

FILL JOB OPENINGS. Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto, chair of the Senate Committee on Science and Technology, during a hearing on the proposal to reorganize DOTC by creating a Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT). File photo by Alex Nuevaespaña/PRIB