On July 10th, 2019, in Hanoi, Ministry of Labour – Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) announced the Newsletter updating Vietnamese Labour Market Volume No. 21 (Quarter 1/ 2019). Attending the ceremony were Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep; Director of the Institution of Labour Science and Social Affairs Dao Quang Vinh; representatives from the relating Ministry, sectors; organizations, researching units, universities and media agencies.
Addressing the conference, Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep said that the Newsletter Volume 21 was based on the reliable data from General Statistic Office and Ministry of Labour –Invalids and Social Affairs. The newsletter provides the comprehensive painting on labour market and the information resource for the policy makers, managers, training institution, employers and employees…
According to an update on the Vietnamese workforce released at the press conference, income of labourers and the rate of trained employees have increased.
During the first quarter, people having jobs numbered 54.32 million, representing a decrease of 0.38% compared with late 2018 but a rise of 0.61% year-on-year.
Of note, those unemployed were 1,059,000, down 3,280 from late 2018 and 7,980 as compared with the same period last year.
The highest unemployment rate was reported in the Mekong Delta with 2.79%. It was followed by north central, central coastal, southeastern, Red River and Central Highlands regions with 2.64, 2.43, 1.68 and 1.27%, respectively.
MOLISA Deputy Minister Doan Mau Diep said the average unemployment rate was forecast to reach 2% in the second quarter.
Such sectors as processing, manufacturing, construction, retail and wholesale will need more labourers.
Meanwhile, the demand for workforce in agriculture, forestry, seafood, mining, finance, banking and insurance is expected to drop, he said.
Foreseen, nearly 54.58 million people have jobs in the second quarter of this year,