Vietnam’s average monthly income in 2020 down 1%

Per capita monthly income of Vietnamese people was averaged at 4.2 million VND (183 USD) in 2020, down 1 percent year-on-year, according to a survey conducted by the General Statistics Office.

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The decrease is attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has bad impacts on all aspects of the socio-economic life.

The office’s data also revealed that last year’s monthly income in urban areas was 1.6 times higher than that in rural areas.

It said in the first six months of 2021, over 1.1 million people in the working age were unemployed, over 101,000 people higher than the same period last year. In the second quarter, nearly 1.2 million people became jobless./.

VNA