Vietnam records high female employment but challenges remain
Vietnam has consistently outperformed ASEAN countries, as well as Western ones, with its female labor participation rate, as reported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Around 79 percent of women aged between 15 and 64 are either engaged in paid work or are looking for jobs in Vietnam compared to 85 percent of men. This figure is higher than all members of the OECD, excluding Iceland, Sweden, and Switzerland. Female laborers account for 48.4 percent of the country’s workforce and create 40 percent of the nation’s wealth.