Unemployment in Central Luzon down to 10.7% in July 2020

Citing data from the Labor Force Survey, DOLE Regional Director and RTWPB-III Chairperson Ma. Zenaida A. Campita said the unemployment rate in Central Luzon dropped to 10.9% in July 2020 from 27.3% in April, the highest unemployment rate recorded in the region in the last 10 years.

Director Campita broke the news in her message during the 2nd series of the Wage Board e-Kapihan session on Fit for Purpose Employee Compensation in the New Normal conducted on 28 October 2020.

“As we open up and relax the quarantine protocols, “bumaba po ang ating unemployment rate. Ibig sabihin po ay mabilis ang pagbangon natin considering na hindi pa lahat ng mga companies ay 100% in full operation. We’re seeing that by October round of Labor Force Survey, baka single digital na lang tayo, baka makabalik tayo sa dati. Napakasisipag at napaka-innovative po ng mga tao dito sa Central Luzon. We’re looking at a better normal by the end of the year,” Director Campita said.

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