Unemployment easing? SWS survey says 1 in 3 Filipinos jobless
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Philippines Daily Inquirer

The head of a local think tank raised concern over the failure of the government to acknowledge a serious problem in employment—one in three Filipinos without jobs. While top government officials are waiving the flag of victory over unemployment by pointing to numbers purportedly showing that the joblessness crisis eased last year, Sonny Africa, executive director of Ibon Foundation, said “there is nothing impressive” about the figures. Malacañang said the easing of unemployment was a clear sign of effectiveness of the government’s COVID-19 alert level system. But just last Thursday (April 28)…

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