The information was recently released by the General Statistics Office (GSO), which painted a positive picture of the country’s labour market during the first half of the year.
The unemployment rate in particular has gradually fallen while the salary of employees has enjoyed an increase. The nation’s workforce aged 15 and above during the year’s second quarter is estimated at 55.5 million, a rise of 25,800 people compared to the previous quarter.
This is attributable to the fact that the demand for jobs among people has seen a rebound with an increase of 335,100 people against the same period last year.
Of the figure, male workers are estimated to have reached 29.1 million, accounting for 52.4 per cent of the total number while the number of female workers stands at 26.4 million, making up 47.6 per cent.
Labourers aged 15 and above in urban and rural areas are estimated at 18.5 million people and 37 million people, making up 33.4 per cent and 66.6 per cent respectively.
In the first half of the year, the workforce aged from 15 stood at 55.4 million people, an increase of 334.000 people against last year’s corresponding period. The rate of labourers participating in the workforce in the reviewed period is predicted to be at 76.5 per cent.
The labour force of working age in the second quarter of the year was 48.9 million, a rise of 41,600 people over the previous period and an increase of 454,400 people against the same period last year.
During the first half of the year, the number of workers of working age was 48.9 million, an on-year rise of 450,400 people.
In the five months leading up to June, the unemployment rate of labourers of working age was at 2.16 per cent, with 3.11 per cent in urban areas and 1.66 per cent in rural areas.