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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. […]

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Laos: New Electricity Rates Set This Month

Authorities have set new electricity rates for households, organizations, and businesses this month throughout the country. According to a notice issued by the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MOEM), Lao Authorities have decided to increase electricity prices for households and small businesses by 2 percent, effective this month. Notice on Electricity Rate Increase, March 2021 The total […]

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Laos: Inflation down, but financial hardship persists

Although inflation is trending downwards, many people feel their personal situation has not improved at all due to the mismatch between their income and spending. Many Vientiane residents say their income has not increased but prices are continuing to rise, ramping up pressure on their families and making it difficult for them to improve their […]

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