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

Inflation and unemployment main worries of Thais, global survey shows

The majority of people globally, including Thailand, are worried about economic recession, rising product prices and unemployment, global market research company Ipsos said on Tuesday.The company cited its research “Ipsos Global Trend 2023” conducted among more than 48,000 people in 50 countries. About 1,000 of ...

The Nation Reporter

Jobless rate falling, but '230,000 new graduates still out of work'

Although unemployment continues to decline as the economy recovers from the pandemic, recent graduates accounted for half of the 460,000 unemployed people in Thailand in the fourth quarter of last year, according to the National Economic and Social Development Council.The council said on Thursday that ...

The Nation Reporter

Labour Ministry moves to create more jobs in EEC

The Labour Ministry is speeding up efforts to create almost 400,000 jobs in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to help those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.This move came after the National Economic and Social Development Council indicated that unemployment in the country has risen due ...

The Nation Reporter

Unemployment hit 5-year high in Q1

The pandemic drove the country’s unemployment rate up to 1.96% in the first quarter, the highest level in five years, while the IT sector saw the highest number of job postings compared with other industries in the first half of this year, according to job ...

Suchit Leesa-Nguansuk

NESDC warns of mounting job losses

Unemployment is likely to soar this year because of the severe impact being felt by the third wave of Covid-19, warned a government planning unit.Danucha Pichayanan, secretary-general of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC), said the third wave of the pandemic is likely ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Unemployment rises to pandemic high

Thailand’s unemployment in the first quarter rose to around 760,000, or 1.96 per cent, the highest since the pandemic started, the Office of the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) reported Monday.The unemployment rate rose again after a small recovery in the second half ...

Covid-19 jobless can apply for benefits

Insured employees who are left unemployed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic can apply to receive unemployment benefits from the Social Security Office (SSO) from Monday.SSO secretary-general Tosapol Kritawongwiman said the office was ready to provide benefits for unemployed workers under a ministerial regulation ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

New ad-hoc centre to track unemployment, help both employers and workers over legal rights

The Department of Labour Protection and Welfare has launched a new ad-hoc centre to track job losses, hoping to serve as an intermediary to help employers and workers gain access to legal rights.Covid-19 has affected businesses both in terms of increasing costs and unemployment. According ...

The Nation Reporter

Govt creates over 90,000 jobs to deal with unemployment caused by pandemic

The Department of Employment has created over 90,000 jobs to boost the economy in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak.Minister of Labour Suchart Chomklin said that he had ordered the department to prepare vacant positions both at home and overseas for those who are unemployed ...

The Nation Reporter

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