Thailand

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LABOUR MARKET

 

 

Labour market indicators

Unemployment rate in 2001: 2.6% (ILO data)


Working population:

Year

Total Population

Working population

Activity rate

2004  

62 387 448  
37 190 404  
60%  
Source : Worldbank


Employment by sector:

Year

Agriculture

Industry

Services

2003  

44.9%  
19.7%  
35.3%  
Sources: ILO, Eurostat, last available data

 

Employment contracts
Employment contracts are regulated by Law. Individual negotiations and collective agreements complement it.


Salaries

National monthly minimum wage as of 01/01/03: beetween $3.09 and $3.91 (133 baht to 168 baht) by day

Average wage for a employee in the manufacturing industry in 2003: 6432.2 bahts by  month (ILO data)


Social security contributions

Employer: 2 %.

Employee: 2 %.

 

Number of hours

Legal definition of full time work (per week): 48 hours

Retirement age: There is no legal age of retirement except for civil servants who can retire at 60.

 

Unions

Average rate of union membership:2 %.

Unions: N/A.


Useful links

For further informations on the labour market, check out the following web sites:

- International Labour Organization (ILO): studies, statistics and reports on working conditions and labour markets

- NATLEX : ILO database on national labour laws

- Department of employment


Last modified in January 2006
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