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NESDC: 14.4m workers at risk

Thailand may lose up to 14.4 million jobs in the second and third quarters, largely because of the coronavirus outbreak and widespread drought, says the government’s planning unit.

Of the total, some 8.4 million workers are estimated to be at risk of job loss, 2.5 million of whom are in the tourism sector (excluding retail and wholesale trading sector), 1.5 million in the industrial sector and 4.4 million in other parts of the service sector, said the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC).

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  • English
  • Formal labor
  • Informal labor
  • Pandemics
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  • Thailand
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Author (individual) Chatrudee Theparat
Publication place Bangkok, Thailand
Publication date 2020
Keywords COVID-19,Workers,โควิด-19
Date uploaded September 10, 2020, 06:33 (UTC)
Date modified September 10, 2020, 06:35 (UTC)