return icon Vietnamnet.vn

Millions of people unemployed, lowest income in years

Data released recently by the General Statistics Office shows that in 2021 the average monthly income of workers in Vietnam was 5.7 million VND, down 32,000 VND compared to 2020.

{keywords}

 

The complicated Covid-19 pandemic seriously hit the employment situation in 2021.

According to the General Statistics Office’s data released on January 6, the labor force aged 15 and over in the fourth quarter of 2021 was 50.7 million people, an increase of about 1.7 million people compared to the previous quarter and a decrease of 1.4 million people over the same period last year.

For 2021, the labor force aged 15 and over reached 50.5 million people, down 791,600 people compared to the previous year.

Employed laborers aged 15 and over in the fourth quarter of 2021 were 49.1 million people, an increase of 1.82 million people compared to the previous quarter and a decrease of 1.79 million people compared to the same period of 2020. In the fourth quarter of 2021, thanks to the great coverage of vaccination against Covid-19 and loosed social distancing measures, the Vietnamese economy began showing signs of recovery.

Regarding underemployed workers, the number of underemployed people in the fourth quarter of 2021 was nearly 1.5 million people, down 381,100 people compared to the previous quarter and an increase of 635,900 people year on year. The figure for the entire 2021 was over 1.4 million people, up by 370,800 people compared to the previous year.

Meanwhile, the average monthly income of Vietnamese worker in the fourth quarter of 2021 was 5.3 million

VND, an increase of 139,000 VND compared to the previous quarter and a decrease of 624,000 VND compared to the same period of 2020.

Notably, for the whole 2021, the average monthly income of Vietnamese workers was 5.7 million VND, down 32,000 VND compared to 2020.

The average monthly income of male workers was 6.6 million VND, 1.4 times higher than that of female employees (4.7 million VND). The average income of workers in urban areas was 7 million VND, 1.4 times higher than that of workers in rural areas (5 million VND).

Luong Bang

Over 1.4 million people become unemployed in 2021 due to COVID-19: GSO

Over 1.4 million people become unemployed in 2021 due to COVID-19: GSO

More than 1.4 million Vietnamese were unemployed in 2021, up 203,700 from the previous year or 17 percent, due to impacts of the worst-ever fourth wave of COVID-19 infections for months, data from the General Statistics Office showed.

 

MORE NEWS

Tourism booms as people are anxious to travel after Covid lockdowns

Since March, many families have booked long-distance tours for the summer now that the economy has reopened.

Mekong Delta farmers back away from rice as input costs rise

Rice farmers in many Mekong Delta provinces are reducing rice cultivation over rising prices of inputs like fertilisersnbsp;and pesticides.

Mural depicting VN, US’s friendship inaugurated

A ceramic mural, US-VN Friendship, has been inaugurated at the new US-Vietnam Co-operation Centre in Hanoi.

New pact promotes Vietnam-Europe fashion links

Culture, lifestyle and fashion links between Vietnam and Europe will be promoted under a Memorandum of Understanding signed this week by the European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham Vietnam) and the Aquafina Vietnam International Week.

Vietnam likely to consider nuclear power development

The Economic Committee of the National Assembly (NA) has recently proposed developing nuclear power over the next decades to ensure national energy security and meet the ‘net zero’ goal Vietnam set at the 26th UN Conference on Climate Change (COP26).

Short animated Vietnamese film competes at Cannes Film Festival

“Giac Mo Goi Cuon”, known as “Spring Roll Dream” in English, a short animated film by a young Vietnamese director has been nominated in the La Cinef, a category at the Cannes Film Festival which honours works by students from global film schools.

PM welcomes Intel’s investment expansion in Vietnam

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh applauded Intel’s decision to expand its investment in Vietnam while receiving its CEO Patrick Gelsinger in Hanoi on May 27.

Hanoi to build 17 bridges spanning Red River

In addition to the seven existing bridges, Hanoi will have 10 more bridge crossing the Red River, under a development plan to 2030 with a vision towards 2050.

Localities asked to report progress of large FDI projects

The Ministry of Planning and Investment has requested localities to report the execution of large foreign direct investment (FDI) projects that need significant investment and use large land lots.

Opportunities for e-commerce in Vietnam to boom

Recently, e-commerce in Vietnam is assessed to grow robustly. It is forecasted that Vietnam's internet economy will reach US$57 billion by 2025, ranking second in Southeast Asia, after Indonesia.

Vietnam has choices under new global trends

The world today is being affected constantly by the ripple effects of global problems and occurrences such as the ongoing US-China trade war, the recent lengthy Covid-19 pandemic, and now the current fierce Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Muoi Sau sweet soups- the quintessence of Hanoi’s nosh

Muoi Sau (Sixteen) Dessert Soup Stall in Hanoi’s downtown is a well-known place for those who love the sweetness of Hanoi desserts.

Leading cueists gather in HCM City for Billiard World Cup 3-Cushion 2022

The world’s leading cueists have returned to Ho Chi Minh City for the Billiard World Cup 3-Cushion 2022 after the tournament was postponed for the two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Control inflation to protect the poor

President Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said that the economic stimulus package needs to be “brought into life” to help people and businesses, and that inflation should not be allowed to “sweep the poor away”.

VIETNAM BUSINESS NEWS MAY 27

Vietnam to have 184 fishing ports by 2050: draft plan
back_to_top