Thailand Country Commercial Guide – Labour Policies and Practices

In 2016, Thailand’s formal labor force was 38.3 million, or more than 56 percent of the population. Reported unemployment rates are well below full employment, at 1.0 percent overall. Unemployment among youth (defined as those aged 15 to 24) is around 3.5 percent, while it is only 0.5 percent for adults over 25 years old. Well over half the labor force (55.6 percent) earns income in the informal sector, including through self-employment and family labor. However, the proportion of workers in the informal sector has gradually declined, from 62 percent as of 2013, as Thailand experienced a structural transformation from a low productivity agricultural economy to a higher productivity manufacturing and service oriented economy.

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Field Value
Document type Guidelines, instruction manuals, handbooks
Language of document
  • English
  • Forest policy and administration
  • Logging and timber
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Thailand
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License CC-BY-3.0-IGO
Author (corporate) International Trade Administration
Publication date 2017
Keywords V4MF,FLEGT
Date uploaded July 5, 2018, 19:06 (UTC)
Date modified February 25, 2020, 07:17 (UTC)