Myanmar sees large drop in employment

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), 1.1 million fewer men and women are employed in Myanmar than in 2020, and in key sectors such as textiles they face work for which there are no absolute rules, excessive working hours and underpaid wages

The ILO said labor productivity in Myanmar had declined by 2% in the first half of 2022, following an 8% year-on-year drop. However, employment in Myanmar was seen as an improvement from the last ILO forecast in January, which indicated that Myanmar would lose 1.6 million jobs by 2021.

Tonglin Lee, ILO coordinator in Myanmar, said the employment situation in Myanmar has become more difficult in the eight months since the coup, while labor market growth has been limited. This is accompanied by a deterioration in working conditions and quality of work. This is a cause for great concern.

Leave a Reply

Change Language
%d bloggers like this: