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Countries Population, millions Agri/Industry/Services Biggest Industries Min Wage, $/hr # of tourists, millions Growth Rate Unemployment

Cambodia 16.5 20.6/33.1/39.3 Garment, Tourism, Agri $0.88/hr 6.5 6.80% no data
Laos 7.1 15.3/35.1/39.4 Garment, Tourism, Agri $0.82/hr 4.5 7.10% no data
Myanmar 54.3 23.3/36.3/40.4 Tourism, Agri $0.40/hr 3.6 6.80% 4%
Vietnam 97.4 14.8/35.0/38.8 many different $0.63 to $0.88/hr 15 6.80% 2.20%
Indonesia 270 12.7/40.1/47.2 many different $0.63 to $1.57/hr 16 5.10% 5.00%
Thailand 69.3 6.3/36.0/58.1 many different $1.22 to $1.30/hr 38 3.90% 0.90%
Malaysia 32.4 8.2/38.4/52.0 many different $1.22 to $1.30/hr 26 5.90% 3.00%
Philippines 108.1 8.5/34.0/57.5 Few Industries $0.61 to $1.23/hr 7.1 6.70% 5.50%
Singapore 5.9 0.0/24.4/67.1 many different no min wage 18.5 3.60% 1.90%
China 1410 7.9/40.5/51.6 many different $1.55 to $3.08/hr 63 6.30% 3.80%
South Korea 51.3 2.2/39.3/58.3 many different $7.37/hr 15.4 2.50% 3.70%
USA 330 0.9/28.9/80.2 many different $7.25 to $15/hr 78 2.50% 3.80%

Comments
1) The minimum wage is different by provinces and by industries. It is higher in big cities. The minimum wage
in Cambodia is for the Garment industry only; it is the highest paid industry.There are not enough jobs
in Cambodia. About 2 million Cambodians have been working in Thailand, Korea, and other Asian countries.
Why would the Khmer people leave Cambodia to earn about $1/hr in Thailand?
2) Thailand's economy has been doing very well with 0.9% unemployment. 38 million tourists came in 2018.
There are not enough Thais who want the manual jobs; it is why they hire 4 million migrant workers from
Cambodia, Myanmar, and Laos. The average growth rate in Thailand in the past 20 years is reduced to < 2%.
There are 2 real problems: no Democracy and Wealth Inequality. The wealth inequality is the highest in
the world -- the richest 1% controls 67% of the wealth. If these issues are improved, the growth rate
would have been at least 5%.