Labour market records positive figures in six months

Wednesday, 2019-07-10 16:32:44
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The number of employed workers at the age of 15 and above reached 54.3 million in the first six months of 2019. (Photo: VNA)
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NDO/VNA – The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported encouraging data in the labour market in the first six months of 2019, including unemployment decline and income improvement.

It highlighted a positive shift in the labour structure with a sharp fall in the proportion of agro-forestry-fishery labourers and increases of those in the industry - construction and service sectors.

During the period, the number of employed workers at the age of 15 and above reached 54.3 million.

The figure included 19.2 million in the agro-forestry-fishery sector, equivalent to 35.3% of the total and down 3.1% year on year. Meanwhile, 15.7 million worked in the industry - construction sector (accounting for 28.9% and up 2.3%) and 19.4 million in the service sector (accounting for 35.8% and up 0.8%).

The unemployment rate among people of working age was 2.16%. It was 3.11% in urban areas and 1.66% in rural areas, according to the GSO.

In the January-June period, the average monthly income of wage earners was estimated at VND6.7 million. This figure was VND7.1 million among men, VND6.3 million among women, VND7.8 million among wage earners in urban areas, and VND5.9 million among those in rural areas.

The monthly income in the group of leaders of sectors, all-level administrations and units averaged VND11.2 million, up VND1.7 million year on year. The figure rose by VND1 million to VND9.2 million among specialists and skilled technicians, and by VND746,000 to VND4.8 million among unskilled workers, data showed.