Industrial employment index rises 4.2 percent

According to the General Statistics Office, the industrial employment index by September 1, rose 4.2 percent compared to the same period last year.

Of which, state-owned sector slid 1.4 percent; private sector inched up 1.1 percent; and foreign-invested sector jumped 8.4 percent.

The statistics also showed that the employment index of the mining industry fell 1.7 percent; industrial processing and manufacturing surged 4.7 percent; power generation and distribution increased 3.1 percent; water supply and waste and wastewater treatment emerged 2.9 percent; and vehicle manufacturing climbed 2.4 percent.

Meanwhile, some industries, including foods processing, beverage, and wood and wooden products, saw a decrease.

By H.My – Translated by Thuy Doan

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