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Unemployment rate rises in Thailand

Unemployment rate in January this year increased from December last year with most unemployed are in the Northeast region.

The National Statistical Office said in January this year there are 37.94 million people in working ages, but 37.21 million of them or 98.1% are employed while 449,000 or 1.2%  are unemployed, and 275, 000 others or 0.7% are seasonal unemployed.

The figure showed that the number of unemployed in January this year was 100,000 higher than the same month last year, and also was higher than last December.

For the farming sector, the NSO said the number of labour force entering the farming sector in January this year declined by 200,000 people, while unemployment rate in the Northeast also rose higher by 50,000 people from last year.

It added that Bangkok has the lowest unemployment rate with the number of unemployed falling at 1,000 people in January.

Thai PBS

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