3M workers affected by pandemic

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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has adversely affected more than three million workers, data from the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) showed.


Based on the latest Job Displacement Monitoring Report of DOLE, 3,023,601 workers from 107,152 establishments have been affected by the pandemic as of July 26.

Of the more than 107,000 establishments, the Labor department said 82,561 resorted to temporary closure, affecting 1,993,314 workers.

Some 26,487 establishments also implemented flexible work arrangements, affecting 1,160,677 workers.

The report also revealed that 135,162 workers were displaced nationwide from 6,500 establishments from January to present.

Of the 6,500 establishments, 5,867 reduced workforce while 633 reported permanent closure.

The report said the 633 firms that reported permanent closure displaced a total of 12,574 workers while the 5,867 companies that retrenched workers affected 122,588 employees. 

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