The unemployment rate in Thailand declined to 1 percent in September of 2018 from 1.2 percent in the corresponding month of the preceding year. The number of unemployed decreased by 70 thousand from the prior year to 373 thousand people, while the number of employed rose by 700 thousand to 37.95 million. In August 2018, the jobless rate also stood at 1 percent. Unemployment Rate in Thailand averaged 1.43 percent from 2001 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5.73 percent in January of 2001 and a record low of 0.39 percent in November of 2012.

Thailand Unemployment Rate
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-23 01:00 AM Unemployment Rate 1% 1.1% 1.1%
2018-09-27 05:00 AM Unemployment Rate 1% 1% 1%
2018-10-29 01:45 AM Unemployment Rate 1% 1% 1%
2018-11-27 03:00 AM Unemployment Rate 1% 1%
2018-12-28 03:00 AM Unemployment Rate 1%


Thailand Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 1.00 1.00 5.73 0.39 percent [+]
Employed Persons 37951.30 38286.90 39973.11 30376.71 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 372.80 402.60 1923.25 157.58 Thousand [+]
Job Vacancies 29033.00 26027.00 115636.00 12620.00 [+]
Wages 14075.55 13788.56 14075.55 6344.00 THB/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 12780.75 12660.43 12780.75 5516.00 THB/Month [+]
Minimum Wages 325.00 305.00 325.00 12.00 THB/Day [+]
Population 66.19 65.93 66.19 27.36 Million [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 5.10 4.80 7.00 2.50 percent [+]
Labour Costs 89.45 93.24 110.42 89.45 Index Points [+]
Productivity 115.37 124.10 147.10 92.90 Index Points [+]


Thailand Unemployment Rate

In Thailand, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Thailand Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Thailand Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.00 1.00 5.73 0.39 2001 - 2018 percent Monthly




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