Ho Chi Minh City labours earn the highest income in the country in the first quarter

Ho Chi Minh City labours achieved the highest average income in the first quarter of 2022 in the country with 8.9 million VND/month, followed by Binh Duong and Dong Nai at 8.6; 8.5 million dong.

The report of the General Statistics Office on April 12 showed that the labor market in the first quarter of 2022 gradually became active again in many economic sectors, leading to an improvement in the income of workers.thu nhp bnh qun lao ng m 1Laborers in Ho Chi Minh City earn an average monthly income of 8.9 million VND, up 36.5%, equivalent to 2.4 million VND compared to the previous quarter. Laborers in Binh Duong earn an average monthly income of 8.6 million dong, up 54%, or 3 million dong higher than the previous quarter. In Dong Nai, the average monthly income of workers reached 8.5 million VND, an increase of nearly 33%, or about 2.1 million VND.The Southeast – the region hardest hit by the fourth Covid-19 epidemic, has recovered strongly and has the highest average monthly income in the country, about 8.3 million VND, up 36% compared to the previous year. with the previous quarter; the Red River Delta reached 7.4 million VND; The lowest is the Central Highlands with 4.6 million VND.For the whole country, the average monthly income of employees in the first quarter of the year reached 6.4 million VND, an increase of nearly one million compared to the previous quarter. Due to the impact of the epidemic, the average income once fell to a record low of 5.2 million dong in the third quarter of 2021.Nguyen Trung Tien, Deputy General Department of Statistics, said that this is the result of a safe, flexible adaptation strategy to increase vaccine coverage. Although localities recorded many new infections, the labor market still recovered strongly.

Workers work at the factory of Dony Garment Company, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, October 21, 2021. Photo: Quynh Tran
Workers work at the factory of Dony Garment Company, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City, October 21, 2021. Photo: Quynh Tran 

 

Following the recovery momentum from the fourth quarter of 2021, the labor and employment picture this quarter continued to prosper when the number of people negatively affected by the epidemic decreased deeply. The underemployment rate has plummeted and is slowly returning to its pre-pandemic state.

Compared to the previous quarter, the number of people aged 15 and over who were negatively impacted by the epidemic decreased by 7.8 million, to 16.9 million, the lowest level recorded since the time of being impacted by Covid-19. The number of unemployed people also fell by nearly half a million from the previous quarter, to 1.1 million. The unemployment rate fell to 2.46% while the previous quarter was 3.56%.

On the contrary, the number of people aged 15 and over with jobs has increased by more than 1 million, reaching the milestone of 50 million employees. Service is the strongest recovery sector when labor accounts for 38.7%, equivalent to 19.4 million people. This is suitable in the context of tourism opening, localities gradually restoring many business and service activities.

The General Statistics Office suggested that there should be many solutions to improve the business investment environment, accelerate the program of economic recovery and development, and implement policies to support employees.

The Government implemented a package of 6,600 billion VND from April 1, supporting workers who are renting, working in industrial parks, export processing, key economic regions and people returning to the market. Support level of 1.5-3 million VND per month, up to three months. The support package aims to “pull” workers back to big cities in the context of a broken labor market and factories lacking workers after the Lunar New Year.

Vnexpress | Hong Chieu | translated by VIFUCO| 12-04

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