The report “World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends for Women 2018”, recently released by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), shows that Vietnam is among the group of countries with the highest female labour force participation in the world, significantly contributing to the development of the national economy. However, female workers are still faced by numerous barriers in employment and income. Vietnam’s female labour force participation is 72%, higher than the average rate in the world (49%). According to the report, Vietnam’s female labour force participation is 72%, higher than the average rate in the world (49%), as well as the Asia-Pacific region and the group of lower-middle income countries. The number of female labourers in Vietnam accounts for 48.4% of the total labour force. However, the percentage of employed Vietnamese women is 9% lower than that of men. Currently, there are 7.8 million female employees working in the informal sector with unsecured working conditions. The rate of female labourers in informal and vulnerable work is at 59.6%, while the figure is 31.8% for men. The report also points out the fact that female labourers are at a lower status than men in the employment structure. Women account for only 26.1%… Read full this story
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