Jobless numbers decline, says NSO

Thailand’s labour market improved in the first quarter, with the number of unemployed people dropping to 420,000, according to the National Statistical Office (NSO).NSO director-general Piyanuch Wuttisorn said the NSO compiles labour force statistics every three months to examine employment levels among the population.In the ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Thailand still needs blue-collar workers despite Covid fallout

Thailand’s Outsourcing Employment Association revealed that even though the country has been hit by a Covid-19 outbreak twice, the demand for blue-collar workers has not fallen.Visuth Panthavuthiyanont, the association’s chairman, said on Tuesday that Thailand’s labour market was badly affected by the nationwide lockdown between ...

The Nation Reporter

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 ...

Chatrudee Theparat

Expect more job loses as exports contract, tourism slows: NESDC

Unemployment is set to rise amid a contraction in exports and a tourism slowdown, warned the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) on Monday.The state think tank said that despite the unemployment rate remaining low and incomes increasing, the labour market must be closely ...

Wichit Chaitrong

Labor policy helps Thailand stay competitive in ASEAN

Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwon chaired a meeting of executive officials of the Ministry of Labor and instructed them to instigate major development plans for the employment of Thai workers in the ASEAN labor market.Keep watching ...

Education Ministry spends Bt10m to study labour market

The government has decided to spend Bt10 million on a study to pinpoint the labour market’s needs, boost employment and find a way to help youngsters choose a suitable career path.Keep reading ...

The Nation Reporter

Automation, AI pressure factory labour market

The technological disruption caused by automated systems and artificial intelligence (AI) is pressuring the country’s labour market, particularly the manufacturing sector, say business operators. Keep reading ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Proactive measures needed to cope with ageing society

Thailand’s labour market will stagger under the weight of its growing elderly population if it does not come up with practical solutions soon.At present, more than 16 percent of Thais are over 60 years old – the mandatory retirement age for civil servants and soldiers. ...

Chularat Saengpassa

China shows how Thailand can solve its ‘skipped-generation’ problem

Columnist Suwatchai Songwanich explains how China is tackling the problem of its 69 million children “left behind” by migrating parents, by having its companies offer childcare to attract the best recruits in a tightening labour market. Thailand has the same problem, with villages and towns ...

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