Unemployment edging up, NESDB says

Although unemployment was still quite low in 2016 at 0.99 per cent, it has been relentlessly climbing, with rates of 0.8 per cent in 2013 and 0.9 per cent in 2014 and 2015. The National Economic and Social Development Board said on March 6 that January’s unemployment ...

New train routes await nod

The Ministry of Transport will propose five new Skytrain routes and an expressway project worth a combined Bt316.58 billion to the Cabinet next month. The projects are awaiting the Superboard’s consideration on procurement bids. Also subject to this process is a proposal for seven new ...

Thailand attempts to revive weakening economy

Thailand’s government plans to allocate an additional $5.3 billion this fiscal year to investment projects in provincial areas, in what appears to be a major effort to appeal to the rural population and kickstart economic growth after several years of stagnation. High household debt, dropping ...

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