The number of Vietnamese people sent to work overseas amounted up to 102,100 between January and September, representing 92.6 percent of the yearly target.

Taiwan received the largest volume of Vietnamese workers during the reviewed period, at over 47,000, up 1.2 percent year on year.

A total of 930 Vietnamese workers were dispatched to Southeast Asia, while over 2,200 others went to Middle East countries. Both markets saw year-on-year decreases of 16 percent and 27 percent, respectively.

Of 26 markets receiving Vietnamese workers in the first nine months of 2018, only five had the scale of 1,000 workers and above. They were Taiwan, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Rumania, and Saudi Arabia. 

In 2017, Vietnam sent more than 134,000 workers overseas, surpassing the yearly target by 24%./.