Lockdown ends, joblessness doesn't

  • Painters wait for work in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Painters wait for work in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Hundreds of day labourers wait for work at Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hundreds of day labourers wait for work at Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Day labourers, who mainly dig soil or carry bricks and sand at construction sites, wait for work at Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Day labourers, who mainly dig soil or carry bricks and sand at construction sites, wait for work at Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Shirin Begum from Barguna lives with her mother and a child at Uttor Bishil in Dhaka’s Mirpur. The day labourer got work only once in a week and returned home without any earnings in the rest of the days after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Shirin Begum from Barguna lives with her mother and a child at Uttor Bishil in Dhaka’s Mirpur. The day labourer got work only once in a week and returned home without any earnings in the rest of the days after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Female day labourers wait for work at Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Female day labourers wait for work at Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Some day labourers leave Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 after securing work amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Some day labourers leave Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1 after securing work amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Construction workers wait for work at Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1. Although the coronavirus lockdown has ended, they are not getting work regularly. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Construction workers wait for work at Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1. Although the coronavirus lockdown has ended, they are not getting work regularly. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Ismail Hossain, a mason, waits for work at Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1. He got work three days in a week after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Ismail Hossain, a mason, waits for work at Sramiker Bazar, or Workers Market, in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1. He got work three days in a week after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Day labourers carry spades and baskets as they wait for work in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Day labourers carry spades and baskets as they wait for work in Dhaka’s Mirpur-1. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Hafiz Mia, a plumber, lives in a mess in Dhaka while his family stay in Barguna. He got work for three to four days in a week after the end of the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Hafiz Mia, a plumber, lives in a mess in Dhaka while his family stay in Barguna. He got work for three to four days in a week after the end of the coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Workers search for job at Mirpur-1 in Dhaka after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Workers search for job at Mirpur-1 in Dhaka after the end of a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Daily wage labourers return home after failing to get work at Mirpur-1 in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Daily wage labourers return home after failing to get work at Mirpur-1 in Dhaka. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • Sufia Begum comes to Mirpur-1 from Palpara with her basket for work, but she did not get one for the past three days and doubts whether she will get any amid rains. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    Sufia Begum comes to Mirpur-1 from Palpara with her basket for work, but she did not get one for the past three days and doubts whether she will get any amid rains. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove