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Unemployment rate in Cambodia at 0.3 percent


Some 99.7 percent of the total 10 million workforces in Cambodia have jobs, according to a message of Prime Minister Hun Sen on the 134th International Labour Day.

The economic sector, both formal and non-formal, attracts approximately 3.7 million workers while the agricultural sector employs 4 million people, and 500,000 others are public officials.

Besides, it added, about 1.28 million Cambodians work in foreign countries.

The Premier also stressed the Royal Government’s continued attention to enhancing the safety, health, and livelihoods of workers and employees, especially in this difficult time of COVID-19 crisis.

As of 2019, there were 4,996 local unions, 216 union federations, 33 trade unions, and 11 employers’ associations registered in Cambodia.

Cambodia will mark the 134th International Labour Day under the theme “Peace and Decent Work”. In order to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 pandemic, all workers and employees are advised to celebrate the annual event at home with their family members.

This low level of unemployment rate is however expected to increase with more than 200,000 workers facing unemployment because of the dire strait of the global economic amid the COVID-19 pandemic which impacted the garment and footwear sector as well s migrant workers to Thailand. Khan Sophirom/AKP

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