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Thailand ranked 4th lowest in unemployment

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. NNBT – EP

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