Illustrative image (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Unemployment rate in urban areas would be below 4 percent and the proportion of poor households would be reduced to 8.62-8.42 percent this year as according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

The Ministry presented the figures to members of the National Assembly (NA) Committee for Social Affairs at their second plenary sitting in Hanoi on October 7, in which they also discussed the areas under the management of the ministry and the Ministry of Health in 2017.
The ministry representative said over the past nine months, the tasks of developing the labour market, generating jobs, vocational training, improving human resources, as well as reducing poverty and ensuring social security were carried out efficiently.

In 2017, the ministry defines orientations of making the labour market more flexible with the needs of employers and employees easily met.

It will also improve the quality of labour maket information and anticipation and promote the role of job services centers, while increasing consultancy and occupational orientations and implementing effectively policies to create jobs for workers, especially students, people with disabilities, and those from ethnic minority groups.-VNA