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Thailand ranked 4th lowest in unemployment

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Thailand ranked 4th lowest in unemployment

 

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BANGKOK, 25th June 2018 (NNT) – Online websites have ranked Thailand one of the countries with the least unemployment, the Labour Ministry reports. 

The Department of Employment's (DOE) Director-General, Anurak Tossara, said today the authorities are seeking a solution to the problem of unemployment among newly graduated students. 

He said a recent survey by Trading Economics.com and Index mundi.com on global employment status, listed Thailand 4th among countries with the least unemployment. The survey considered the employment situation in 215 countries. As of March 2018, 1.2 percent of Thailand's total 66.2 million population are currently unemployed. 

He further noted that according to the report of the National Statistical Office, a total of 170,900 newly graduated students are reportedly unemployed. Minister of Labour Pol Gen Adul Saengsingkaew has called a meeting of government agencies and the private sector to find a solution to this problem. 

The Ministry of Labour will be providing job finding assistance through services at the Smart Job Center, local employment offices, mobile units, and online services on www.doe.go.th/smartjob and the Smart job Center smartphone app. 

The DOE chief added that the unemployment rate is affected by factors such as higher education being pursued in fields that are not currently in demand in the labour market, or personal decisions to prolong job hunting, while some graduates want to start their own business or take over the business of their family. 

The DOE will also be reaching out to companies seeking employees with a bachelor's degree and creating a list of vacancies to assist unemployed graduates. It will also be providing guidance sessions for students prior to entering university, providing them with an accurate outlook on the current labour market.

 
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4 minutes ago, webfact said:

As of March 2018, 1.2 percent of Thailand's total 66.2 million population are currently unemployed. 

makes no sense; i am not employed, by immigration law i cannot be; are all old people and children employed ?

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17 minutes ago, YetAnother said:

makes no sense; i am not employed, by immigration law i cannot be; are all old people and children employed ?

They calculating the percentage from the people who could be employed.

So foreigner without work-permit not counting, old people after some age not have to work, children I hope they not counting as children should not work either !!!

 

More or less I guess it's a similar counting as in Europe and don't tell me they are cheating more with the numbers, because every country (even in Europe) they do that.

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1 minute ago, ezzra said:

No way the authorities knows how many people are really out of work, as no unemployment benefits are paid, there are no incentive to people to go and register as unemployed, all the government can is estimate, and with a country that inherently the majority of the people doesn't pay taxes, their guess are good as any... 

AND the 'government' and their stats simply LIE!

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Just now, colinneil said:

Where do they get these figures from?

1.2 million unemployed, nonsense.

Within 100 meters of our home there are 6 unemployed men,  if that is the same in every village in Thailand the figures would be considerably larger than the government admits.

Exactly, Colin!

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