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Thailand’s unemployment rate drops below 1% for first time in 4 years

Thailand’s unemployment rate at the end of February dropped below 1% for the first time in four years, which is a sign that the economy is improving, the government said.Trisulee Trisaranakul, a deputy government spokesperson, on Sunday cited the National Statistical Office (NSO)’s report showing ...

The Nation Reporter

Q4 jobless rate drops to 1.64% as virus curbs eased

Thailand’s unemployment rate in the fourth quarter fell to its lowest level since the pandemic and the jobs situation should improve further with restrictions easing and more foreign tourists returning, the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) said on Monday.The impact of the Omicron ...

Jobless rate dips in Q4 but remains near multi-year high

The unemployment rate fell in the fourth quarter of 2020 from the third quarter, as an easing of Covid-19 curbs led to a revival in economic activity, but a recent rise in infections poses a risk, the state planning agency said on Tuesday.The unemployment rate ...

EconThai warns of unemployment spike

Widespread unemployment is expected in the industrial sector this year as the economy braces for continued fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, just as over 500,000 new graduates leave university this May, says the Employers’ Confederation of Thai Trade and Industry (EconThai).The group is raising concerns ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Unemployment inches higher

The unemployment rate in Thailand inched higher to 1.1% in November, up from 1% in the corresponding month last year, the Bank of Thailand reported on Tuesday.The number of unemployed increased by 60,200 from the previous year to 429,300  people and the number of employed ...

Bangkok Post 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

Experts warn unemployment will rise as world economy slows down

The Economic and Business Research Center for Reform at Rangsit University’s Institute of Economics predicts Thailand’s ease of doing business will improve due to positive impacts of long-term investment, but fears that in the short term, the unemployment rate will rise and personal income will ...

The Nation Reporter

Future bright for workers, PM says

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha remains bullish on the future of Thai workers, stressing how the unemployment rate is below 1%. “Thailand is now ranked fourth among countries with the lowest unemployment rates,” the prime minister told officials, labour leaders and workers on Wednesday at an ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Manpower sees 1.2% unemployment

US recruitment agency Manpower Group Thailand forecasts an unemployment rate in 2019 of 1.1-1.2%, equal to 418,000-450,000 people, up from 400,000 in 2018. Thailand’s labour market in 2019 will face many external influences such as the global economy, the US-China trade war and Brexit. Keep ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

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