63,000 Unemployed in Laos During Covid-19 Pandemic

Laos has an estimated 63,000 unemployed, including those already in the country and migrant workers who have returned to Laos due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

According to a report by the KPL, the unemployment rate in Laos is expected to increase by 20 percent.

Head of the Employment Promotion Department, Department of Skills Education and Employment, Mr. Bounsuan Sayyasith, says the Covid-19 outbreak has heavily impacted the workforce in Laos.

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Phayboune Thanabouasy