Unemployment records Q3 increase

The unemployment rate in the third quarter edged up from the same period last year and the previous quarter because of a slowing economy, floods in the Northeast and drought in some parts of the country.

The government’s planning unit, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), reported on Monday the unemployment rate was 1.04% of the total workforce, or 394,000 people.

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Chatrudee Theparat