Average workers' monthly income reaches $336
💲The average monthly income of Vietnamese workers in the first quarter of 2023 was VND7.9 million ($336), the Ministry of Planning and Investment reported.
👛 This marked an increase of nearly VND578,000 ($24.60), or 8%, compared to the same period in 2022, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment in a report to the National Economic Committee on Friday.
♂️♀️According to a report by the General Statistics Office (GSO), the average monthly income of men was 1.3 times higher than for women. The income level of workers in urban areas is more than 1.4 times higher than those in rural areas.
⚙️ The ministry said the recovery of employment in the first three months had been positive.
📉 The unemployment rate is about 2.25%, down 0.07 percentage points compared to the previous quarter.
🏭 In the first three months of this year, the processing and manufacturing sector declined by 2.4% in production. Some key processing industries, such as textiles, leather and footwear, electronic products and computers, reduced production by 2-8%.
❓According to a GSO survey, in the first quarter, about 39% of manufacturing enterprises saw reduced production orders compared to the same period last year. Orders for textiles, footwear, and wood furniture decreased by 15-20%. Seafood exports dropped more than 20%.