From NPR’s Morning Edition:
So while it’s still early to predict what a slowdown in U.S. consumer spending would mean for Vietnam, workers on the production floor at state-owned garment factory Hanosimex are already worried.
Nguyen Thi Thao is grateful for the $70 a month she makes. The 28-year-old has a husband and a 9-month-old baby.
“I watch the news on TV, and I heard about all the trouble in the U.S.,” she says, “and I know it will affect us, because if the U.S. economy slows down, Americans might reduce orders and spending. And that might mean fewer jobs for people like me.”
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