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Canada unemployment drops in June 2020, nearly 1 million jobs created

Jul 11, 2020 - 8:30 AM

Canada's unemployment rate is down to 12.3% in June 2020, but this remains much higher than the 5.6% in February 2020

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 4, 2018 General view of Downtown Montreal, Quebec, taken from the Mount Royal mountain overseeing the city. - The Canadian city of Montreal, one of the country's virus hotspots, will make wearing face masks in indoor public places mandatory in the coming weeks, Mayor Valerie Plante said on June 6. (Photo by Daniel SLIM / AFP)

In Duterte's 4th year, COVID-19 causes highest unemployment on record

Jul 07, 2020 - 3:00 PM

The last quarter of 2019 saw the lowest unemployment and underemployment rates in 14 years. But the pandemic brought unemployment to unprecedented levels.

Trump cheers U.S. jobs surge in June 2020 despite rising virus count

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:50 PM

(UPDATED) The United States' unemployment rate drops to 11.1% in June 2020, but economists fear the spike in coronavirus cases could hurt recovery

People walk on a street near Herald Square on June 25, 2020 in New York City. - New York businesses opened their doors to returning waves of workers June 22 as the city that was once the epicenter of the global pandemic marked an important milestone in its return to normalcy, even as other US states were seeing an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)

Subic firms retrench workers due to coronavirus pandemic losses

Jun 15, 2020 - 11:50 AM

The retrenchment measures affect close to 3,500 workers

Customers line up for temperature scan at the Harbor Point Ayala Mall on Monday, June 1, as the Subic Bay Freeport Zone shifted to general community quarantine (GCQ) that allowed more businesses to operate. (SBMA-Photo)

Canada adds 290,000 jobs in May 2020 but unemployment rate still rises

Jun 06, 2020 - 7:50 AM

Canada's unemployment rate still goes up to a record 13.7% as more Canadians look for work

Customers line up outside of a mobile phone store May 19, 2020 in Ottawa, Canada. - Ontario, Canada's most populous province, is allowing stores with street access to reopen, along with hospital surgery rooms, dog parks and golf courses. (Photo by Dave Chan / AFP)

U.S. shows surprising employment recovery in May 2020 despite pandemic

Jun 06, 2020 - 7:00 AM

The United States' unemployment rate is down to 13.3% in May 2020, from 14.7% in April 2020

(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 14, 2020, a man wearing a face mask walks past a sign "Now Hiring" in front of a store amid the coronavirus pandemic in Arlington, Virginia. - The US economy regained 2.5 million jobs in May as coronavirus pandemic shutdowns began to ease, sending the unemployment rate falling to 13.3 percent, the Labor Department reported on June 5, 2020. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP)

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

Brazil loses 5 million jobs as pandemic slams economy

May 28, 2020 - 11:30 PM

The unemployment rate in Brazil, the biggest economy in Latin America, rises to 12.6% in the 1st quarter of 2020

MASKED. People wearing face masks as a preventive measure against the spread of the new coronavirus are seen in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 16, 2020. Photo by Nelson Almeida/AFP

White House economist sees double-digit jobless rate through U.S. elections

May 24, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Kevin Hassett says the United States' unemployment rate could still be in double digits in November 2020 when US presidential elections are held

MANHATTAN. The Manhattan skyline stands in the distance as people try to get some time outside in Brooklyn, New York City, on April 4, 2020. Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Nearly 600,000 Australians lose jobs as virus lockdown bites

May 14, 2020 - 2:30 PM

'A very tough day. Terribly shocking, although not unanticipated,' says Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison as unemployment figures are released

A general view shows a near-deserted street in the central business district as people stay home due to COVID-19 novel coronavirus restrictions in Sydney on May 14, 2020. - New South Wales state will relax public gathering and business COVID-19 coronavirus restrictions from May 15. (Photo by Saeed KHAN / AFP)

Canada loses most jobs ever due to pandemic, unemployment hits 13%

May 08, 2020 - 11:25 PM

(UPDATED) The employment declines are observed in all Canadian provinces, but Quebec – which has the most coronavirus cases – leads all of them with 821,000 jobs lost

NIAGARA FALLS, - APRIL 27: A street in the town of Niagara Falls is seen during the coronavirus pandemic on April 27 2020 in Niagara Falls, Canada. Tourist attractions across Canada have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Emma McIntyre/Getty Images/AFP

Jobless Americans can only hang on as pandemic rages

May 08, 2020 - 10:40 PM

Meet 3 Americans who are among the millions who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic

Evan White poses for a picture on May 7, 2020 in New York City. - The coronavirus arrived in the US early this year, followed by deaths, business shutdowns and layoffs, rendering a previously healthy economy unrecognizable. Data from the government and private surveys has shown that the economic damage is deep and may take years to recover from, but on Friday, a new Labor Department survey is expected to show unemployment spiking, perhaps to as high as 20 percent, a number few living Americans have ever seen before. Ahead of the report's release, AFP spoke to three people about how the virus has changed the course of their lives in the world's largest economy. (Photo by Kena Betancur / AFP)

U.S. suffers biggest job losses in history amid coronavirus

May 08, 2020 - 9:05 PM

(3rd UPDATE) An unprecedented 20.5 million jobs are destroyed in April 2020, driving the United States' unemployment rate to 14.7%

MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - MAY 07: Niklaus Salvator poses near the hotel where he used to work on Ocean Drive on May 07, 2020 in Miami Beach, Florida. Mr. Salvator was laid off due to the hotel closing when the coronavirus pandemic hit. He joined millions of people who have seen similar layoffs around the country. The Aprils jobs report, which is scheduled to be released Friday, will provide a look into how many jobs were lost last month due to COVID-19. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

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] 2020s: Can we sustain the stellar growth of the 2010s?

Jan 03, 2020 - 11:14 AM

There’s a lot to be thankful for in the 2010s when more Filipinos became more prosperous and healthy, so much so that the 2010s might be considered our economy’s true 'golden age.'

[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

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

Unemployment inches up in October 2018

Dec 05, 2018 - 12:35 PM

While unemployment slightly rises in October 2018, underemployment or the number of people looking for additional jobs goes down

A worker carries a bale of collected recyclable materials at a junk shop near the former dumpsite and landfill named "Smokey Mountain" in Manila on June 26, 2016. Incoming Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte pledged on May 26 to spread economic activity beyond the overpopulated capital of Manila, calling it a "dead" city overrun by shantytowns. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

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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Italy jobless at new record high in headache for Renzi

Jan 07, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Youth unemployment also hit a record high climbing to 43 9 up 0 6 percentage points on a month earlier and 2 4 percentage points on a year

In this file photo, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi shows a proposal for reform of the electoral law during his end of the year press conference at the Italian Palace of Parliamentary Groups of the Chamber of Deputies in Rome. AFP PHOTO / ANDREAS SOLARO

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

The wRap Indonesia: Nov. 6, 2014

Nov 06, 2014 - 11:44 AM

Indonesia s lowest growth rate in 5 years a minister breaking into a boarding house why the families of the murdered Indonesians in Hong Kong cannot claim insurance and more

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

More Filipinos jobless despite high growth

Mar 11, 2014 - 6:57 PM

The government says jobs are not enough to absorb the growing labor force and many lost their work due to recent calamities

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

Number of unemployed youth drops in PH

May 09, 2013 - 1:32 PM

But youth unemployment rate in the Philippines drops

Eurozone crisis leaves 19-M Europeans unemployed

Apr 30, 2013 - 11:33 PM

European unemployment hit a fresh record in March with more than 19 million people out of work

Rise in Filipinos looking for extra work

Mar 16, 2013 - 12:10 AM

About 20 of employed Filipinos said they wanted to work more

BETTER JOBS. Millions of Filipinos flock to job fairs in the hope of landing quality jobs ever year. Photo by AFP

US jobless rate fall, net jobs increase

Mar 08, 2013 - 9:46 PM

UPDATED Jobless rate in the United States fell to 7 7 in February and net jobs increased by 236 000

April jobs report: unemployment down slightly

Jun 16, 2012 - 1:41 PM

The unemployment rate stayed relatively level in April as Filipinos perceptions of the job market soured

Dire jobs data deal a blow to Obama reelection hopes

Jun 02, 2012 - 9:00 AM

The latest rise in the US unemployment rate dents President Barack Obama s reelection hopes