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Number of Vietnamese overseas workers reaches record high in 2018

by VTV427 December 2018 Last updated at 13:48 PM

VTV.vn - As we are just days away from the end of 2018, one notable highlight in Vietnam’s economic scene is the record number of Vietnamese workers overseas that have the potential to bring about great economic and social benefits.

The number of Vietnamese working overseas totaled over 140,000 this year, an increase of nearly 7 percent over the last year, according to the Overseas Worker Management Department. This is the fifth consecutive year where the number of overseas workers has gone up and also exceeded 100,000 workers. Japan rose to be the largest market for Vietnamese workers with more than 60,000 employees, followed by Taiwan (China) with about 58,000 workers. The Korean market ranks third with more than 6,000 Vietnamese workers, followed by Saudi Arabia, Romania, Malaysia, and Kuwait.

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