ILO Asia-Pacific Garment and Footwear Sector Research Note Issue 8

Developing Asia's garment and footwear industry: Recent employment and wage trends

This brief presents the latest employment and wage estimates in 12 major garment-producing countries in developing Asia

Recent trends in developing Asia’s garment and footwear industry have been mixed. Employment growth in the sector has been robust in some key economies but has stagnated or contracted in others. Wages have increased but remain low overall, particularly for women.