Asia-Pacific labour market insights

Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022

Jobs in Asia and the Pacific record modest recovery while future growth prospects remain challenging

Region’s labour market yet to get back on pre-crisis track while clear need exists to drive decent work in sectors employing the majority of workers.


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    New ILO estimates show Myanmar remains deeply affected by job losses in first half of 2022

    Employment remains well below 2020 levels while productivity levels contract further and job quality deteriorates.

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    E-formalization: A Korean success story

    An ILO report Digital solutions and formalization: E-formalization case study on the Republic of Korea highlights the role digitalization has played in Korea’s formalization success story and provides a series of valuable experiences for other countries in the region.

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    ILO estimates reveal 1.6 million jobs lost in Myanmar in 2021

    Military takeover hammers labour market already weakened by impact of COVID-19, women workers hit hardest.

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    ILO estimates underscore Afghanistan employment crisis

    A rapid assessment by the International Labour Organization highlights huge losses in jobs and working hours since the change in administration with women workers especially hard hit.

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    ILO research highlights massive COVID-19 impact on tourism employment in Asia and the Pacific

    Asia–Pacific tourism industry left reeling from job losses, deterioration in work quality and shifts towards increased informality.

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