Policy brief

COVID-19 and the ASEAN labour market: Impact and policy response

This policy brief highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on labour markets in the ASEAN region and looks at possible recovery scenarios. The brief shows estimates and projections of working-hour and employment losses, increased unemployment and inactivity, and labour income losses. It also describes the policy response of ASEAN and its Member States and provides some recommendations moving forward.

Briefing note | 13 August 2021