The number of domestic violence cases reported in Viet Nam has steadily fallen over the last few years, with the number dropping by 3,500 in the first six months of the year compared to the same period last year, according to figures released by the Family Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Last year, nearly 22,000 cases of domestic violence were reported, a fall from nearly 41,000 cases in 2012.
Domestic violence was responsible for 80 per cent of divorce cases, said Pham Quoc Nhat, an official of the Family Department.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)
52.9 million people employed in Q3
The number of employed people totalled 52.9 million in the third quarter of the year, an increase of 0.81 per cent compared to the second quarter, according to the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs under the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The figure is estimated to reach 53.9 million in the fourth quarter.
Job vacancies in businesses are expected to grow by 360,000 labourers or 3.27 per cent this year compared to last year, bringing the total number of labourers to 12.32 million.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Viet Nam sends 99,415 workers abroad
Viet Nam sent a total of 99,415 workers to work abroad in the first 10 months of the year, including 31,772 female workers, according to figures released by the Department of Overseas Labour.
In October, 8,857 Vietnamese workers were sent to work abroad, including 2,878 female workers.
Last month, Taiwan received 4,415 Vietnamese guest workers, followed by Japan (2,112), South Korea (843), Malaysia (838), Saudi Arabia (302), Macau (40) and other markets.
Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times)