Job creation slows in Latin America and the Caribbean – ECLAC | New
A joint report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the International Labor Organization (ILO) states that “although the region’s economies grew by 6.6% in 2021, the recovery in employment has been slow, partial and uneven.”
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According to the report, in many countries in the region, job creation is not matching the growth of economic activity.
In this sense, ECLAC and the ILO have called on nations not to neglect such a dynamic, affirming that it “plays a fundamental role in the implementation of better and more timely labor policies”.
The report also states that “it is necessary to strengthen the instruments that facilitate the reintegration of people into the labor market”.
.@MarioCimoli Secretario Ejecutivo ai de la #CEPAL: In this context of disarticulation of globalization, the territorial assumes more value because of the productive activities, the generation of employment, the tasks and functions are more important. pic.twitter.com/KeOBCxz7mu
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June 15, 2022
Mario Cimoli, Acting Executive Secretary of ECLAC: In this context of disarticulation of globalization, the territorial takes on more value because productive activities, job creation, tasks and functions are more important.
Regarding the impact of the pandemic on women’s employment, ECLAC and the ILO said that there was “a decline equivalent to over 18 years in the levels of activity rates of women, because they are responsible for caring for the sick, children and the elderly”. .”
The report predicts that by 2022 “advances in the immunization process, the reduction of mobility restrictions and the reopening of schools will lead to a recovery in participation levels, particularly for women”.
The organizations recommended creating public policies targeting the most vulnerable groups such as “the granting of subsidies for hiring; the activation of institutionalized instruments such as collective bargaining and the readjustment of the minimum wage; and the reactivation mechanisms for dialogue between governments, workers and employers.”