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Hanoi (VNA) – Firms established in the past 11 months of this year registered the employment of 1.1 million workers, which showed a drop of 4.5 percent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

The GSO reported that the number of workers in industrial businesses rose by 3.1 percent as of November 1. Specifically, those in the non-State sector rose 4.1 percent, and those in foreign-invested firms up 3.4 percent. However, those in State enterprises fell by 0.9 percent.

At the same time, the number of workers in the mining sector dropped by 1.2 percent, while those in manufacturing and processing increased by 3.4 percent. Those in power production and distribution and in water supply, and waste and wastewater treatment went up 0.1 percent and up 0.5 percent, respectively.

Workers in industrial enterprises in Hai Phong upped 13 percent, in Ba Ria – Vung Tau (up 6.8 percent), Hanoi (up 5.8 percent), Dong Nai (up 4.5 percent), Hai Duong (up 2.6 percent), Quang Ninh (up 2.4 percent), Can Tho (up 1.1 percent), Ho Chi Minh City and Thai Nguyen (up 1 percent), Binh Duong (up 0.8 percent), and Quang Nam (up 0.5 percent). Meanwhile, the number was down in Vinh Phuc (by 2.7 percent), Bac Ninh (by 7.9 percent) and Da Nang (by 12.3 percent).

In November alone, the total number of workers in newly-established firms hit 92,300, down by 12.1 percent.-VNA