em­ploy­ment in Gar­ment Sec­tor

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The tex­tile and gar­ment sec­tor in the South­east Asian coun­tries is a ma­jor source of em­ploy­ment. The re­gion ac­counted for US$601 bil­lion in gar­ment, tex­tile and footwear ex­ports in 2014, and the in­dus­try now em­ploys more than 40 mil­lion Asian work­ers.

In all of these coun­tries, the gar­ment in­dus­try pro­vides sig­nif­i­cant em­ploy­ment op­por­tu­ni­ties (Table 1) Pro­por­tion­ally, it is most im­por­tant in In­dia, Bangladesh, Cam­bo­dia and Viet Nam.

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