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Impact of COVID-19 on private sector employees in the Philippines – 2022

Investing in Women Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment

2022

The Philippines

Fact Sheet

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning

Impact of COVID-19 on private sector employees in the Philippines – 2022

Impact of COVID-19 on private sector employees in the Philippines – 2022

Impact of COVID-19 on private sector employees in the Philippines – 2022 highlights key findings of the third of three surveys commissioned by the Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment and Investing in Women. Following the 2020 survey, which sought to understand how the pandemic affected employees after a period of living with COVID-19, the repeat survey in February 2022 examines the impact of the pandemic on productivity, working arrangements, household responsibilities and finances.

Key findings

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on private sector employees in the Philippines:

  • In February 2022, 53% of respondents indicated continued interruption to working conditions; however, only 16% indicated a negative impact on their income.
  • Almost all respondents identified mental health impacts (94%), and physical health impacts are also significant, with 79% of women and 83% of men reporting worse physical well-being compared with pre-pandemic.
  • More than 80% of employees reported an increase in the time devoted to household and caring responsibilities compared with before COVID-19.
  • In February 2022, 81% of respondents reported illness and worse physical well-being, growing from 50% in December 2020, and 42% in May 2020.
  • The vast majority of respondents indicated their income had remained the same (62%) or increased (22%) over the course of 2021.
  • The proportion of employees working from home has fallen to 42% from 62% in December 2020, representing a significant return to working in the workplace.

 

You can also download the fact sheets for Indonesia and Vietnam.

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