Economic recovery, especially in the export and tourism sector, has accelerated employment growth after years of economic crises driven by the pandemic.
Contributing growth factors include easing disease control measures and ongoing tourism campaigns.
Data from the Ministry of Labor indicate that around 500,000 new social security accounts were registered between January and March this year.
Labor Minister Suchart Chomklin said this growth was mainly driven by the Factory Sandbox campaign, which offers vaccinations and other relief measures to affected businesses.
The campaign has received praise from AmpolHompleum, CEO of DENSO (Thailand), who has met in person with the Minister of Labor to express his appreciation.
Ampol said the Factory Sandbox campaign has been an integral part of enabling the industrial sector to continue its operations.
Thailand’s export sector currently employs around 2 million workers, mainly in the food, medical equipment, automotive and electronics industries.(NNT)