DOLE reports over 200,000 workers displaced since January


The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) reported a total of 225,643 displaced workers from 13,127 establishments nationwide from January 2020 to the present amid the coronavirus disease pandemic.

Ninety percent or 11,796 of which were reduced workforce, while the remaining 10 percent or 1,331 were displaced due to permanent closure.

See below the summary table of local job displacement gathered by DOLE from January 20202 to October 4, 2020.


Based on the monthly breakdown, July has the highest cumulative number of reporting establishments displacing over 36,000 workers, followed by August.

In terms of the primary industry group, most displaced workers were under administrative and support services and manufacturing sectors with over 47,000 and 31,000, respectively.

Meanwhile, a total of 116,471 establishments covering more than 3 million workers are implementing Flexible Work Arrangements and Temporary Closure from March 2020 to October 4, 2020.

—(Source: DOLE)


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