COVID-19 and Labor Markets in Southeast Asia: Impacts on Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, and Viet Nam

Labor markets in Southeast Asia was particularly hit hard in 2020 when government pandemic containment measures were most severe. COVID-19 exacerbated growing inequalities in the region and exposed large gaps in social protection . This report aims to help policymakers identify priorities, constraints, and opportunities for developing effective labor market strategies for economic recovery and beyond.