A total of 171,125 workers from 8,842 establishments nationwide were displaced so far this year, the latest Job Displacement Monitoring Report of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) revealed Monday.
Based on the report, of the more than 8,000 establishments that displaced workers from January 2020 to present, 7,919 reduced workforce while 923 permanently closed.
The 924 firms that reported permanent closure displaced a total of 16,262 workers while the 7,919 companies that retrenched workers affected 154,863 employees.
Of the 171,125 workers displaced, 83,783 came from the National Capital Region.
This was followed by CALABARZON with 33,632; Central Luzon, 18,547; Central Visayas, 10,252; Cordillera Administrative Region, 5,413; Davao Region, 3,916; Northern Mindanao, 3,198; Western Visayas, 3,085; Ilocos Region, 2,635; Socsargen, 1,413; Cagayan Valley, 1,266; Eastern Visayas, 1,179; Bicol region, 1,156; Caraga, 817; Mimaropa, 703; and Zamboanga Peninsula, 130.
In terms of major industry group, most of the displaced workers were under administrative and support service with 40,370, followed by other service activities with 21,630.
The report also revealed that 110,037 establishments covering 3,096,461 workers are implementing flexible working arrangements (FWA) and temporary closure from March to August.
Of the more than 110,000 establishments, 28,450 implemented FWAs affecting 1,219,857 workers.
On the other hand, the 83,483 companies that resorted to temporary closure affected 2,006,994 workers.