The overall unemployment rate in August fell by 0.1 percentage point to 2.7% month-on-month, due to a temporary easing of labour demand.
A new project will help generate new jobs, maintain employment for about 400,000 workers and subsidise the income of over four million workers.
The allocation of RM18 billion (US$4.3 billion) in wage subsidies has helped 2.9 million workers in the country keep their jobs so far, reports HR minister.
About three million workers in Ho Chi Minh City stand to gain from the unemployment insurance fund with total allowances of about VND6 trillion.
From May to August, there was a loss of 175,000 casual jobs, which represented 72% of all the jobs lost across the labour market.
The country’s job availability fell for the first time in four months in August as the government expanded the state of emergency over more regions.
It expects that strict lockdowns in New South Wales and Victoria state are likely to see the national economy shrink over the September quarter.
The jobless rate was the lowest since data was published in June 1999, down from July’s jobless rate of 3.3%.
The ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons rose to above one for the first time since March 2019, with 163 jobs for every 100 unemployed persons.
The proportion of listed companies that performed job cuts was down 51.4% from a year earlier, riding on expectations for an economic recovery.
From November 1, all businesses in the city-state will have to notify the Ministry of Manpower of all retrenchments carried out.
The resident unemployment rate increased from 3.5% to 3.7%, while the citizen unemployment rate rose from 3.7% to 3.9%.
The NTUC-SNEF PME Taskforce had consulted over 9,000 PMEs aged between 20 to 60 years old on their key concerns and needs at the workplace.
As of end-April, employment in South Korea's minor cities and counties rose by 3.6% year-on-year as the economy continues to recover.
The country’s unemployment rate fell 0.3 percentage points to 4.6% in July month-on-month even amid the lockdown in greater Sydney.
On average, over 11,300 companies withdraw from the labour market each month, across various industries.
The unemployment rate rose month-on-month to 4.8% in June, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).
The number of unemployed people declined by 12.4%, marking the largest quarterly percentage fall in unemployment since 1986.
The unemployment rate in the country fell to 6.95% in July – the lowest in four months, an indication of possible recovery in the labour market.
The recovery was attributed to hiring at pandemic-hit restaurants and retailers as the state of emergency was lifted in some areas.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has urged local officials to provide information on the number of unemployed people who need assistance.
Some 580,000 businesses, representing 49% of the SME sector, are at risk of failing by October this year if they are not allowed to open up operations by then.
Those in their 20s and 30s accounted for 46.8% of the total discouraged workers in June, up 8.2 percentage points from the year before.
The Ministry of Manpower is preparing the policy for distribution of the BSU wage subsidy programme for workers in 2021.
Some 213,000 people are still out of jobs, but this is 20,200 fewer than the preceding quarter, as Hong Kong's labour market continues to recover.
However, underemployment crept up by 0.5% to 7.9% as the economy responded to lockdowns in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.
The Department of Finance (DOF) has said lockdowns caused by new variants of COVID-19 will slow the recovery of job gains.
The alliance urged the government to change its strategy as very little improvement has been made with regards to the COVID-19 case daily tally.
Workers will now be eligible for handouts of up to NT$20,000 in subsidies over four months if they find a new full-time job.
The overall unemployment rate in the country trended down in May, falling marginally from 2.9% in the previous month.