国际劳工组织亚太区主任Chihoko Asada Miyakawa表示：“新冠疫情给该地区的劳动力市场带来了沉重打击，很多多国家的社会保障覆盖面低，机构能力有限，很难帮助企业和工人重新站起来。”
The International Labour Organization, a subsidiary of the United Nations, released a report on Tuesday saying that the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Asia-Pacific region to lose 81 million jobs this year. Women and young people have been particularly affected.
Chihoko Asada Miyakawa, Asia Pacific Director of the International Labour Organization, said, “The COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a heavy blow to the region's labor market. Many countries have low social security coverage and limited institutional capacity, making it difficult to help businesses and workers get back on their feet.”
The International Labour Organization also said that median income in the Asia-Pacific region is declining due to reduced paid work hours. Overall, the region's labor income fell 9.9% in the first three quarters of this year, equivalent to a 3.4% drop in GDP.
According to the report, the decline in jobs in the Asia-Pacific region is largely due to South Asia. It is estimated that in 2020, the number of jobs in South Asia will be reduced by nearly 50 million compared to before the crisis.
In contrast, it is estimated that East Asia will lose 16 million jobs this year, Southeast Asia will lose 14 million jobs, and the Pacific Islands region will lose 500,000 jobs.