Nearly 200,000 workers displaced since January

Nearly 200,000 workers in the private sector have been displaced since January.


The latest Job Displacement Monitoring Report of the Department of Labor and Employment (DoLE) released Monday revealed that 199,660 workers from 11,035 establishments have been displaced from January to present.

Of the 11,035 establishments, 9,886 reduced workforce while 1,149 reported permanent closure.

The 1,149 firms that reported permanent closure displaced a total of 20,108 workers while the 9,886 companies that retrenched workers affected 179,552 employees. 

The data also revealed that a total of 112,143 establishments implemented flexible work arrangements (FWA) and temporary closure (TC) from March to September 6 affecting 3,166,351 workers.

The more than 29,000 establishments that implemented FWAs affected 1,276,588 workers while establishments that implemented TC totaling to 84,106 affected 2,020,153 workers.

The National Capital Region registered the most number of displaced workers in the country with 99,472 followed by CALABARZON with 36,450 and Central Luzon with 20,796.

The number of displaced workers in other areas are: Central Visayas with 15,783; Cordillera Administrative Region with 5,506; Davao Region with 3,992; Western Visayas with 3,599; Northern Mindanao with 3,489; Ilocos Region with 2,766; Soccsksargen with 1,669; Eastern Visayas with 1,477; Cagayan Valley with 1,426; Bicol Region with 1,212;  Caraga with 1,005; MIMAROPA with 843; and Zamboanga Peninsula with 175.

Most of the displaced workers were from administrative and support service with 42,663 and the manufacturing sector with 28,449. 

The Job Displacement Report covers data as of Sept 14, 2020.