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[IWS] ILO (Bangkok): VIET NAM LABOUR & SOCIAL TRENDS 2009/10 [23 June 2010]

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific


Labour and Social Trends in Viet Nam 2009/10 [23 June 2010]


[full-text, 77 pages]


The report was developed by the Institute of Labour Science and Social Affairs with the technical support from the International Labour Organization (ILO). It provides an overview of recent labour market trends in the country.


Labour and Social Trends in Viet Nam 2009/10 is a rich information source that can be used as an advocacy

tool for advancing decentwork in Viet Nam. The report provides an overview of recent labour market trends in

the country, followed by thematic chapters on the impacts of the global economic crisis and labour market issues

for Viet Nam during the Asian Decent Work Decade. It also includes an annex of internationally comparable

and sex-disaggregated labour market statistics. In addition, the report provides a number of policy

considerations for the Government of Viet Nam in planning the Socio-Economic Development Strategy for

2011-2020 aswell as the Socio-Economic Development Plan for 2011-2015.




List of acronyms and abbreviations

Executive summary


1. Recent economic, labour market and social developments

1.1. Macroeconomic developments

1.2. Labour market trends

1.3. Key social developments

2.1. Macroeconomic impacts

2.2. Labour market impacts

2.3. Policy responses and recovery

3.1. Key challenges

3.2. Key policy considerations

Annex I: Background note on key data sources utilized in the report

Annex II: Sector-based collective bargaining

Annex III: Statistical tables

2. Impact of the global economic crisis in Viet Nam

3. Viet Nam and the Asian DecentWork Decade

List of text boxes

List of figures

List of tables

List of statistical annex tables

Box 1.1. Competitiveness of Viet Nam's Textile and Garment Industry

Box 1.2. The Government's Poverty Reduction Programmes

Box 2.1. Enterprise Survey on the Impact of the Global Economic Crisis

Box 2.2. Surveying the Impact of the Economic Crisis in Rural Areas

Box 2.3. Policy Responses During the Crisis Period

Figure 1.1. Gross domestic product, annual average growth, 2000-2008 (%)

Figure 1.2. Distribution of population by age, 2000-2010 (%)

Figure 1.3. Elasticity of total employment to total GDP, 2004-2008

Figure 1.4. Distribution of employment by sector, 2000-2007 (%)

Figure 1.5. Output per worker, 2000 and 2008 (constant 1990 USD)

Figure 2.1. Consumer price index, monthly change, June 2008 - February 2010 (%)

Figure 2.2. Export and import value, year-on-year change, 2008 - January 2010 (%)

Figure 2.3. Investment capital, year-on-year change, 2008-2009 (%)

Figure 2.4. Gross domestic product by sector, year-on-year change, 2008-2009 (%)

Table 1.1. Average monthly wages by type of enterprise, 1998, 2002, 2004 and 2006

Table 1.2. Participants in the compulsory social insurance scheme, 2001-2008

Table 1.3. Occupational injuries and fatalities in the formal sector, 2005-2009

Table 1.4. Labour inspectors, 2008

Table 1.5. Number of strikes by enterprise ownership, 2000-2008

Table 3.1. Labour force growth in ASEAN, 2000-2010 and 2010-2015

Table A1.1. Labour force and labour force participation rate by age and sex, 2000-2007

Table A1.2. Distribution of labour force by technical education and sex, 2006 and 2007 (%)

Table A1.3. Distribution of labour force by educational attainment and sex, 2006 and 2007 (%)

Table A2.1. Employment and employment-to-population ratio by age and sex, 2000-2007

Table A2.2. Distribution of employment by sector, 2000-2007 (%)

Table A2.3. Distribution of employment by 1-digit sector and sex, 2000-2007 (%)

Table A2.4. Distribution of employment by occupation and sex, 2000-2007 (%)

Table A2.5. Distribution of employment by status and sex, 2000-2007 (%)

Table A3.1. Unemployment by age and sex, 2000-2007

Table A4.1. Labour productivity by main economic sector, 2000-2007

Table A5.1. Gross domestic product by main economic sector, 2000 and 2002-2009e

Table A5.2. Gross domestic product per capita, 2000-2008

Table A6.1. Consumer price index, 2000-2009f

Table A7.1. Poverty and income distribution, various years

Table A8.1. Population, 2000-2008


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