Employed persons




Unemployment rates




Average monthly earnings


Average weekly working hours

Source :
「Population・Area」 …
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan As of March 2019 (Population data as of 2015)
「Employed persons」「Unemployment rates」「Average monthly earnings」「Average weekly working hours」
… ILO,ILOSTAT Database. Downloaded March 2019
Note :
「Employed persons」 …
The number of paid employees over a certain age with employment during the survey period including the army, 
the self-employed and those employees on leave of absence. 
The self-employed includes the member of producers' cooperatives and unpaid employees of family businesses.
「Unemployment rates」 …
Since the method of calculating the unemployment rate varies from country to country, it can not simply compare.

* The comment in the source data is omitted. For details, refer to ILO, ILOSTAT Database download data.

Survey Report

Labor Market

In addition to the basic statistical information such as economy and population,this section shows the data on work force, wages, working hours and other labor related data in recent years.


  1. 1. Economy
    • 1 - 1 GDP
    • 1 - 2 GDP growth rate
  1. 2. Population
    • 2 - 1 Population size
  1. 3. Labor force and the related statistics
    • 3 - 1 Labor force
    • 3 - 2 Labor participation rate
    • 3 - 3 Employed population
    • 3 - 4 Employed rate by industry
    • 3 - 5 Employed population by sectors
    • 3 - 6 Unemployed population and unemployment rate
  1. 4. Wages
    • 4 - 1 Monthly wages (average)
  1. 5. Hours of work
    • 5 - 1 Hours of work

Original text:June/2019
Last updated:October/2019

Labor Laws

This section shows the characteristic of labor laws and the important points on employment practices, government policies and labor management employers should be aware of.


  1. 1. Points to consider regarding labor management in Thailand, characteristics of labor practices in Thailand, and status of recent labor policy
  1. 2. Overview of basic labor laws of Thailand
  1. 3. Duty to prepare Employment Handbook in Thailand and contents of such Employment Handbook
  1. 4. Overview of wage system (bonuses, retirement benefits, and overtime payments) and other legal systems in Thailand
  1. 5. Method and points to consider regarding ordinary dismissal, punitive dismissal, and dismissal on the grounds of reorganization in Thailand
  1. 6. Types of foreign national visas and acquisition requirements
  1. 7. Penalty under the Foreign Nationals Working Management Emergency Decree B.E.2560

Original text:February/2020
Last updated:August/2020

Salary Guide

This section shows salary data provided by Kelly Services Thailand.
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