In the period, labourers in Ho Chi Minh City, and the southern provinces of Binh Duong and Dong Nai received the highest incomes.
Specifically, the average monthly income of Binh Duong employees hit 8.6 million VND (375 USD) per capita, up 54 percent quarter-on-quarter, or 3 million VND per month.
Employees in Ho Chi Minh City and Dong Nai had the average monthly wage of 8.9 million VND and 8.5 million VND, up 36.5 percent and 32.9 percent, or 2.4 million VND and 2.1 million VND, respectively.
A GSO report on the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on employment in Q1 shows that the average income in the country reached 6.4 million VND a month, 1 million VND higher than the previous quarter and up 110,000 VND year-on-year.
The average income of male workers was 7.3 million VND per month, 1.36 times higher than that of female workers (5.4 million VND per month).
In addition, the first quarter also recorded a strong recovery in the average income of employees in the Mekong Delta, with 5.6 million VND per month, up 27.8 percent quarter-on-quarter.
Tien said that the implementation of policies to support businesses and economic recovery programmes in the period improved the underemployment rate. In Q1, about 1.3 million people in the working age lacked jobs, down 135,200 people compared to the previous quarter and up 357,500 over the same period last year.