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Underemployment


Summary: Total employment fell by 146,300 in August, a larger drop than expected; more of the labor market adjustment to bottlenecks occurs through reduced hours rather than jobs; the participation rate drops from 0.8 ppt to 65.2%; fewer job seekers outweigh a smaller available workforce, sends unemployment rate to 4.5%; fewer part-time and full-time jobs; …

Editorial When President Ferdinand E. Marcos issued Presidential Proclamation No. 1081 placing the whole of the Philippines under martial law effective September 21, 1972, the country had a population of 37.9 million. Of the current population of 111.3 million, 73.4 million or two out of all Filipinos were born after this event. This explains why, …

After being controversially snubbed by the Golden Globes, HBO’s limited series “I May Destroy You” received some measure of justice when it received six Primetime Emmy nominations. And on Sunday night, Michaela Coel – her creator, screenwriter, co-director and star – won her first-ever Emmy Award, for writing limited series. It also made her the …

The finance ministry said over the weekend vital economic reforms are needed to attract more foreign investment and create more jobs for Filipinos. He said in an economic bulletin that the reforms included amendments to the Foreign Investment Law, the Civil Service Law and the Retail Trade Liberalization Law. “In the medium to long term, …

Benefits.gov answers five questions about temporary assistance for families in need. 1 What is Temporary Assistance to Deprived Families (TANF)? It is a government program, managed by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that provides grants to states and territories to provide families with financial assistance and related support services. TANF offers …

Francis Sardauna writes that empowering 11,901 vulnerable people at the Katsina Vocational Training Center will significantly contribute to the socio-economic development of the state and Nigeria. A disturbing display of astronomical youth unemployment statistics in Nigeria, recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), has again sparked nationwide concern over possible social upheaval if …

Australians have made a lot of sacrifices over the past two years. It was hard. The essential workers in the services on which we all depend have done so relentlessly. Our health workers did it doggedly. Small businesses have struggled. The school students and their parents did it hard. The hardships Australians endured have been …

Over the past month, faculty, staff and students from Colorado and the United States returned to campuses for the start of another fall semester. We had hoped that this semester would be devoted to new challenges, new opportunities and new directions. Instead, we’re faced with another semester dealing with – and sometimes at odds over …

Key insights from the week that was. This week we received updates on Australian business and consumer confidence as well as a speech from RBA Governor Lowe. Starting with business confidence and conditions, the NAB survey provided provisional evidence that this wave of viruses and the lockdowns that flow from it are having less of …

Singapore must remain open and welcoming to foreigners, the prime minister said, adding that this “bodes well” for Singapore’s future. (Representative image: IE) Strongly criticizing what he described as a “reactive” communications policy, Singaporean opposition leader Pritam Singh called on the government to release more details to dispel the swirling disinformation about the free agreement. …