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Viet Nam sees increase in ‘vulnerable' workers

Update: January, 24/2014 - 08:09
Viet Nam recorded a 2.2 per cent increase in "vulnerable employment" – which is either self-employment or employing family workers – in the fourth quarter of 2013.— Photo anninhthudo

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam recorded a 2.2 per cent increase in "vulnerable employment" – which is either self-employment or employing family workers – in the fourth quarter of 2013.

These findings were shown in comparison to 2012 statistics, as seen in a new report issued by the International Labour Organisation.

Meanwhile, overall employment grew by only 1.7 per cent. As a result, vulnerable employment in Viet Nam reached 62 per cent of total employment – well above the global figure of 47.7 per cent.

At the same time, Viet Nam remained among those countries with the lowest jobless rate globally in the fourth quarter of 2013, although its unemployment rate rose to 1.9 per cent from 1.8 per cent in the same period of 2012.

During this period, the country's labour force increased by close to one million people, with the majority of positions in services, industry and construction. — VNS

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