Unemployment rate inched up to 8.1 percent in August this year, equivalent to 3.88 million jobless Filipinos.

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Preliminary data from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) showed the level of unemployment rate during the month is higher compared with 6.9 percent in July and 7.7 percent in June.

In July, the estimated number of unemployed individuals reached 3.07 million.

National Statistician Claire Dennis S. Mapa said the unemployment rate soared due to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ).

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Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/09/30/unemployment-worsens-with-3-9-m-jobless-filipinos/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=unemployment-worsens-with-3-9-m-jobless-filipinos)