Vietnam's unemployment to hover around 2.2 percent this year

By Thu Hang, Thanh Nien News

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People look for opportunities at a job center in Hanoi. Photo: Thu Hang People look for opportunities at a job center in Hanoi. Photo: Thu Hang

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As Vietnam's economy continues to recover this year, the country's unemployment rate will remain "low" at around 2.2 percent of its total workforce, according to the labor ministry's latest forecast.
The expected rate is nearly equal to the rate of 2.18 percent Vietnam recorded at the end of last year, the ministry said at a meeting on Friday.
About 1.05 million Vietnamese people between 15-60 years old were unemployed in the last quarter of 2015, a decline of 6.8 percent from the previous quarter and a rise of 7.8 percent from the same period in 2014, it said.
Notably more than 53 percent of the unemployed were between 15-24 years old, while nearly 40 percent of them were either professionally trained or university graduates, according to new figures.

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