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.
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