The National Statistical Office conducted a labor survey revealing that Thailands agricultural workforce has increased by 400,000 people year on year. Meanwhile, fewer laborers are entering the manufacturing sector.
The National Statistical Office reported the results of a labor survey that was conducted in August 2010, which found that there are total 38.7 million people currently in the workforce, an increase from last years figure by 410,000 people, up 1.1 percent from 2009.
The sector that experienced the greatest growth in the labor force was agriculture, which saw an increase of 400,000 people, up from the 15.42 million people the previous year to 15.82 million. The sectors that have seen the most significant growth behind the agricultural industry are in wholesale and retail businesses, followed by the service industry and government employees.
Meanwhile, the industries that have seen significant drops in their labor forces were those in the logging, food, beverage and auto manufacturing sectors. At the same time, the non metallic mineral products, paper, leather and print advertising were the fastest growing manufacturing industries. The study found that there were a total of 22.89 million people working outside the agricultural sector.
Also according to the survey, there were total of 353,000 unemployed people in Thailand, making for a 0.9% unemployment rate, a decrease of 0.3% when compared with last year, which saw 93,000 fewer unemployed people in the workforce. However, compared to the month before the survey was conducted, there are 8,000 more employed Thais. Approximately 99,000 of the unemployed laborers were previously working in the manufacturing industry, while 86,000 were from service and commercial industries and 10,000 were from the agricultural sector.
The Bangkok Metropolitan had the highest unemployment rate, with 1.1 percent, followed by 1 percent in the Central region, 0.8 percent in the Northeastern region and 0.6 percent in the South.
1.7 million Thais without smartphones register for "Rao Chana" benefits
The Rao Chana scheme has seen a large number of Thais who don’t have smartphones visiting the branches of Krung Thai Bank (KTB) and its mobile units around the country to register in person for the government’s 7,000-baht benefit.
BANGKOK (NNT) – The Rao Chana scheme has seen a large number of Thais who don’t have smartphones visiting the branches of Krung Thai Bank (KTB) and its mobile units around the country to register in person for the government’s 7,000-baht benefit.(more…)
BoI allows private sector in border logistics center
NAKHON PHANOM (NNT) – The Thailand Board of Investment (BoI) has agreed to allow the private sector getting involved in the construction of a border logistics and transport center in Nakhon Phanom province.
Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob said the BoI approved in principle providing incentives to the private sector concerning this center.
The incentives will be offered in relation to an inland container depot project, a distribution center project and a project to construct buildings for industrial plants and warehouses.
Thailand Post joins Prompt Song app to buy supplies at market for restaurants
BANGKOK (NNT) – Thailand Post Distribution Co., Ltd. has joined with the Prompt Song application to buy supplies at a market for restaurants via the online system, which is another option for vendors during the COVID-19 situation.
Mr. Pheera Udomkitsakul, Managing Director of Thailand Post Distribution Co., Ltd, said that the delivery service through online ordering is another service operated by Thailand Post via the e-Marketplace Platform in the form of the Prompt Song application.
Thailand Post will pick up products from the manufacturer or distributor and store them at a temperature controlled warehouse. The area is divided by a modern system. The vehicle tracking system is managed using a bar code to ensure that the products are delivered to the service’s users on time. The delivery times ate 3-8 a.m. The service is being piloted in Bangkok and its vicinity.
This will solve a problem for restaurant operators who can’t buy ingredients for cooking or market closures due to the COVID-19 situation as the application allows the vendors to wait in front of the restaurant.
Mr. Pheera said that a good and comprehensive logistics system will play a very important role in helping operators reduce problems and costs, systematization and distribution and reduce the risk of product defects. It saves time in product distribution, resulting in smooth and efficient trading.
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