INTERACTIVE: In the midst of the pandemic, many Malaysians are falling out of the labour force

  • Nation
  • Saturday, 27 Feb 2021

PETALING JAYA: A tough job market due to the economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has hit women and young Malaysians especially hard, with many no longer actively looking for employment.

According to data from the Statistics Department, the number of people in this category – which is known as the "outside the labour force" – saw a big jump in the first two quarters of last year.

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