Jobless rises to over 1.1 mln in Q2 amid COVID-19

Vietnam’s labour market continues to be severely affected by the recent resurgence of Covid-19, with the number of unemployed people in the first six months of this year rising to over 1.1 million, a surge of more than 100,000 year-on-year.

According to the General Statistics Office, there have been no signs of recovery in Vietnam’s labour market. In the first six months of this year, over 1.1 million people in the working age were unemployed, 101,700 people higher than the same period last year.

Services and agro-forestry-fishery sectors have been most affected by the pandemic.

Most sectors posted a downwards trend in average incomes in the second quarter compared to the first.

Monthly per capita income averaged 6.8 million VND (295 USD), down 17.8 USD compared to the first quarter but up 19.8 USD compared to the second quarter of last year./.