Asia-Pacific Labour Market Insights

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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.

  5. Labour productivity trends in Asia and the Pacific highlight uneven COVID-19 impacts

    Enhanced labour productivity is key to boost living standards and is prioritized in the Sustainable Development Goals. In Asia and the Pacific, growth in labour productivity has been instrumental in reducing poverty in recent decades.

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Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020

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81 million jobs lost as COVID-19 creates turmoil in Asia-Pacific labour markets

The Asia–Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2020 highlights lost working hours due to the COVID-19 crisis, which have caused devastating drops in income and increased in the incidence of working poverty in the region.