Vietnam: Income of 31.8 million people affected in 3rd quarter because of COVID-19 pandemic

A wave of workers fled Ho Chi Minh City after the blockade order was eased. Most of them have been unemployed for months because of the city blockade.

Up to 31 million Vietnamese people aged 15 and over were negatively affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, and the average monthly income of workers in most economic sectors in the third quarter decreased significantly compared to the previous quarter and same period last year, the General Statistics Office of Vietnam said in a recently released report.

Accordingly, the average monthly income of Vietnamese workers in the third quarter of the year was VND5.2 million ($229), down VND847,000 from the previous quarter and VND573,000 over the previous year.

Employees working in the service sector were the most affected in terms of income with an average income of VND6.2 million/month, down 13.5% from the previous quarter and up to 68.9% of employees were affected. affect.

The report of the General Statistics Office said that out of 31.8 million people aged 15 years and older affected by the Covid-19 epidemic, including those who lost their jobs, had to take time off/rotary leave, and reduced working hours, reduce income…

After the service sector, the worst-affected area is followed by workers in industry and construction with 66.4% of workers affected, followed by agriculture, forestry and fishery with 27.0%.

The report also said that in the third quarter, the unemployment rate of young people aged 15-24 was 7.24%, 0.26 percentage points higher than in the second quarter, and the number of unemployed youth workers is now at 7.24%, accounted for 32.6% of the total number of unemployed workers in the country.

Vietnam’s labor market was severely affected in the third quarter because of social blockade and isolation measures against the fourth COVID-19 outbreak.

After Vietnam eased the above epidemic prevention measures, millions of workers fled from major production centers, creating an unprecedented wave of migration in decades.

Nguyen Thi Huong, General Director of the General Statistics Office, said that attracting workers back to the labor market in the current context is a big challenge for businesses and the Government of Vietnam. (Translated)


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