The rate of laborers joining the workforce in the first quarter recorded a 10-year low with 75.4% of the working-age population, down 1.3 percentage points year-on-year.
In the year to mid-April, nearly five million workers in Vietnam have become unemployed or forced to take unpaid leave and 84.4% of enterprises were negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
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Upon breaking down, 59% of the affected laborers have been put on furlough, 28% faced a reduction in working hours and 13% are now out of work, stated the GSO in a survey regarding the impacts of the pandemic to the labor market.
Meanwhile, the number of laborers affected in the January-March quarter was one million.
Additionally, the rate of workers joining the workforce in the first quarter recorded a 10-year low with 75.4% of the population aged 15 and over, down 1.3 percentage points year-on-year.
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