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Gov’t asked to improve laws to address unemployment

Members of the National Assembly have proposed the government to devise and revise relevant laws and sub-law instruments to keep unemployment rate in the country under 15% by 2025 and develop a modern labour database.
At the ongoing 4th Ordinary Session, members of the assembly asked the government to take into account the increasing of the minimum wage to improve people’s livelihoods.
The suggestion was made on Tuesday’s morning after Minister of Labour and Social Welfare Baykham Khattiya presented her report on job creation and labor skills development for Lao people.
The lawmakers also asked the government to improve curricula on vocational training in line with the requirements of Industry 4.0 and encourage private sector to invest more in vocational training and job creation for people in rural areas, and organize job fairs to help jobseekers access the labor market.
The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has been trying to promote employment in domestic and overseas markets. As a result, the country’s unemployment has been decreased so far this year, and expected to be 18% (423,427 people) by the end of this year, said Minister Baykham Khattiya.

Source: Lao News Agency