Dhaka, Nov. 29 -- Asia-Pacific labour markets have recorded a partial rebound from the impacts of COVID-19, yet full recovery in the region remains elusive with conditions expected to remain difficult into 2023.

According to the 'Asia-Pacific Employment and Social Outlook 2022: Rethinking sectoral strategies for a human-centred future of work', employment numbers in the region in 2022 were 2.0 per cent above the pre-crisis level of 2019, recovering from the loss of over 57 million jobs in 2020.

"Still, the recovery is not complete," reads the report published on Monday.

The region still lacks 22 million jobs in 2022, a jobs gap of 1.1 per cent compared to what if the pandemic had not occurred. This number is projected to increase to 26...