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Jun 30, 2014 / 07:28

Employment rate up, poor households down

In the twelve months leading up to July 1, the country’s labour forces surged by 200,000 workers, while concurrently the number of poor households dropped 16.1%, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

The GSO reports that as of June 1, Vietnam had a total labor force of 53.7 million, of which male workers accounted for 51.4% and female workers 48.6%.

The number of employed was 52.5 million in the first quarter, 616,000 higher than last year’s figure and 52.7 million in second quarter, up 282,600.


The unemployment rate among youth (15-24 years old) was 6.32%, of which 11.87% in urban areas and 4.45% in rural areas.

In the reviewed period, the country reported 271.200 poor households (down 16.1%), including 23,000 in June, down 36.1% from last year’s  comparable same period.