46% of Pinoys – or 27.3 million – jobless; more layoffs feared

Jovic Yee, Julie Aurelio, Kathleen de Villa, Roy Stephen C. Canivel 08/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Joblessness among Filipino adults rose to a 12-year high in July, as 27.3 million found themselves without a job during a pandemic, according to the latest Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey. Conducted from July…

Palace looking at SWS joblessness survey half-full: ‘Glad it’s not 100%’

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 08/17/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang on Monday appears to be choosing to look at the glass half-full, saying it was “glad” that adult joblessness is not at 100 percent based on a recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey that…

Man’s death prompts doc’s call to depressed people: Get help

Florence Baesa 01/20/2020

DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Philippines — “See or seek help from a psychiatrist.” Dr. Angelo Arias gave this advice after he learned about a 24-year-old man of Valencia town in Negros Oriental, who was found dead in…

SWS survey: 10M Filipinos lost jobs in Q3 2019

Katrina Hallare - Inquirer.net 11/23/2019

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 10 million Filipinos find themselves jobless in the third quarter of 2019, according to the latest Social Weather Stations survey released Saturday. The latest survey, conducted from Sept. 27-30,  revealed that it…

Jobless rate down, but underemployment up

Inquirer.net 06/05/2018

THE jobless rate slightly declined to 5.5 percent in April although underemployment inched up to 17 percent, the government reported Tuesday. Preliminary Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) data showed that the unemployment rate improved from 5.7 percent in…

8.9M Filipinos remain jobless in Q3 of 2017

Inquirer.net 12/14/2017

  About 8.9 million Filipino adults remained jobless in the third quarter of 2017, according to a recent survey conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS). The survey, conducted from September 23 to 27, showed that 18.9…

3,400 CASUALS TO GET THE AXE

Doris C. Bongcac, Nestle L. Semilla 06/17/2016

Cebu City may be left with a few traffic enforcers or street cleaners starting on July 1 when the service contracts of about 3,413 casual employees of the city government will end. The casual employees were advised…

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