The unemployment rate in Thailand fell to 1.37 percent in the second quarter of 2022 from 1.53 percent in the previous quarter. This was the lowest figure since the first quarter of 2020, amid the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions. The state planning agency said in a statement that employment climbed 3.1% from a year earlier in the second quarter and the job situation improved to close to pre-pandemic levels. source: Bank of Thailand

Unemployment Rate in Thailand averaged 2.23 percent from 1977 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 7.75 percent in the first quarter of 1986 and a record low of 0.47 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2022.

Unemployment Rate in Thailand is expected to be 1.90 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Thailand Unemployment Rate is projected to trend around 2.20 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Thailand Unemployment Rate



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-04-24 01:00 AM Mar 1.0% 1.1% 1.3%
2021-01-29 08:00 AM Dec 1.5% 2% 2.1%


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 1.37 1.53 percent Jun 2022
Unemployed Persons 546.59 610.00 Thousand Jun 2022
Employed Persons 39010.92 38715.60 Thousand Jun 2022
Job Vacancies 39708.00 37235.00 Sep 2022
Minimum Wages 354.00 336.00 THB/Day Dec 2022
Wages in Manufacturing 13784.60 13469.50 THB/Month Dec 2021
Population 66.17 66.19 Million Dec 2021
Productivity 112.78 121.31 points Jun 2022
Labour Costs 106.82 99.06 points Jun 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1.37 1.53 7.75 0.47 1977 - 2022 percent Quarterly
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News Stream
Thailand Q2 Jobless Rate Falls to Over 2-Year Low
The unemployment rate in Thailand fell to 1.37 percent in the second quarter of 2022 from 1.53 percent in the previous quarter. This was the lowest figure since the first quarter of 2020, amid the loosening of COVID-19 restrictions. The state planning agency said in a statement that employment climbed 3.1% from a year earlier in the second quarter and the job situation improved to close to pre-pandemic levels.
2022-08-26
Thailand Q1 Jobless Rate Falls to 2-Year Low
The unemployment Rate in Thailand dropped to 1.53 percent in the first quarter of 2022 from 1.64 percent in the previous quarter. This was the lowest figure in two years, amid an easing of COVID-19 restrictions and reopening of tourism to foreign tourists. The state planning agency said in a statement that there were 610,000 workers without jobs during the first three month of the year.
2022-05-23