Thailand Unemployment Rate

2001 - 2020 | Monthly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Thailand Unemployment Rate

  • Thailand Unemployment Rate dropped to 1.49% in Dec 2020, from the previously reported figure of 2.00% in Nov 2020.
  • Thailand Unemployment Rate is updated monthly, available from Jan 2001 to Dec 2020, with an average rate of 1.18%.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 5.70% in Jan 2001 and a record low of 0.39% in Nov 2012.
  • The data is reported by reported by CEIC Data.
  • In the latest reports, Thailand Population reached 66.19 million people in Dec 2020.


View Thailand's Unemployment Rate from Jan 2001 to Dec 2020 in the chart:

Thailand Unemployment Rate

What was Thailand's Unemployment Rate in Dec 2020?

Thailand Unemployment Rate dropped to 1.49% in Dec 2020, from the previously reported figure of 2.00% in Nov 2020. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
1.49 Dec 2020 2.00 Nov 2020 0.39 Nov 2012 5.70 Jan 2001 % monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2020

Unemployment Rate by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 11.90 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2021
Algeria (%) 11.70 Sep 2017 quarterly Jun 2014 - Sep 2017
Argentina (%) 11.00 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Dec 2020
Armenia (%) 17.00 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Australia (%) 5.62 Mar 2021 monthly Feb 1978 - Mar 2021
Austria (%) 5.65 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Azerbaijan (%) 7.16 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Bahrain (%) 4.30 2016 yearly 1991 - 2016
Bangladesh (%) 5.30 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Belarus (%) 0.10 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 2004 - Nov 2021
Belgium (%) 5.80 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Mar 2021
Bolivia (%) 3.40 2017 yearly 1999 - 2017
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 15.70 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Botswana (%) 17.70 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Brazil (%) 14.60 May 2021 monthly Mar 2012 - May 2021
Brunei (%) 8.37 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Bulgaria (%) 6.30 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2021
Cambodia (%) 2.40 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Canada (%) 7.50 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1976 - Mar 2021
Chile (%) 10.40 Mar 2021 monthly Mar 2009 - Mar 2021
China (%) 3.88 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2021
Colombia (%) 14.18 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Mar 2021
Croatia (%) 8.00 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Cyprus (%) 7.10 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Czech Republic (%) 3.42 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Denmark (%) 6.00 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2021
Ecuador (%) 4.86 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2013 - Sep 2021
Egypt (%) 7.30 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Jun 2021
Estonia (%) 7.70 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1989 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 6.20 Jan 2020 monthly Jan 2000 - Jan 2020
Finland (%) 6.90 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Nov 2021
France (%) 8.10 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Sep 2021
Georgia (%) 18.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Germany (%) 4.50 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Mar 2021
Ghana (%) 4.53 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Greece (%) 15.80 Dec 2020 monthly Apr 1998 - Dec 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 6.80 Mar 2021 monthly Oct 1981 - Mar 2021
Hungary (%) 4.50 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2021
Iceland (%) 7.50 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2021
India (%) 7.11 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Indonesia (%) 7.07 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Iran (%) 9.40 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2001 - Dec 2020
Ireland (%) 5.80 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Apr 2021
Israel (%) 5.39 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2012 - Mar 2021
Italy (%) 9.23 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Nov 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 3.50 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Japan (%) 2.60 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1953 - Mar 2021
Jordan (%) 20.40 Nov 2020 quarterly Feb 2000 - Nov 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 5.00 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2020
Kenya (%) 2.98 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
South Korea (%) 3.30 Jul 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Jul 2021
Kosovo (%) 24.60 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2016 - Sep 2020
Kuwait (%) 2.09 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (%) 5.80 2020 yearly 1992 - 2020
Laos (%) 0.95 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Latvia (%) 8.70 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2021
Lebanon (%) 11.35 2018 yearly 2004 - 2018
Lithuania (%) 8.90 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Mar 2021
Luxembourg (%) 6.11 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Mar 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) 2.90 Jun 2021 monthly Sep 1996 - Jun 2021
North Macedonia (%) 16.00 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2021
Malawi (%) 6.60 2013 yearly 2005 - 2013
Malaysia (%) 5.40 May 2020 monthly Jan 2016 - May 2020
Malta (%) 3.90 Mar 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2021
Mauritius (%) 7.10 Mar 2020 quarterly Mar 2004 - Mar 2020
Mexico (%) 4.43 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Mar 2021
Moldova (%) 3.60 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Mongolia (%) 8.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Sep 2006 - Mar 2021
Montenegro (%) 21.20 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2020
Morocco (%) 12.80 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Mozambique (%) 3.39 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Myanmar (%) 1.79 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Nepal (%) 4.44 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Netherlands (%) 3.80 Mar 2020 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2020
New Zealand (%) 4.00 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1986 - Jun 2021
Nigeria (%) 33.28 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Norway (%) 5.00 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1989 - Nov 2020
Oman (%) 2.80 Mar 2021 monthly Mar 2018 - Mar 2021
Pakistan (%) 5.79 2018 yearly 1980 - 2018
Palestinian Territory (%) 27.30 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2021
Panama (%) 7.10 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Paraguay (%) 7.17 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2017 - Dec 2020
Peru (%) 15.28 Mar 2021 monthly Mar 2001 - Mar 2021
Philippines (%) 8.70 Jan 2021 quarterly Jul 1982 - Jan 2021
Poland (%) 6.40 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1990 - Mar 2021
Portugal (%) 7.20 Jan 2021 monthly Feb 1998 - Jan 2021
Qatar (%) 0.10 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Romania (%) 5.50 May 2021 monthly Jan 2021 - May 2021
Russia (%) 5.90 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1994 - Dec 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 7.45 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Serbia (%) 12.80 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2021
Singapore (%) 2.90 Mar 2021 monthly Mar 2020 - Mar 2021
Slovakia (%) 7.98 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2021
Slovenia (%) 5.60 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 1997 - Mar 2021
South Africa (%) 32.60 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Mar 2021
Spain (%) 15.26 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1976 - Jun 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 5.70 Mar 2021 quarterly Jun 2012 - Mar 2021
Sudan (%) 20.30 2010 yearly 1993 - 2010
Sweden (%) 9.07 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1983 - Mar 2021
Switzerland (%) 5.01 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1991 - Dec 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 1.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -5,353.185 Mar 2021 monthly Oct 2001 - Mar 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 67,496.915 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 13.4 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 251,956.3 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 1997 - Nov 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 44.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (THB bn) 4,976.160 2026 yearly 1995 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (THB bn) 12,407.260 2026 yearly 1996 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (THB bn) 4,240.380 2026 yearly 1995 - 2026
Govt Revenue: Gross: Revenue Dept: Value Added Tax (THB mn) 68,616.81 Jun 2018 monthly Oct 1989 - Jun 2018
Govt Revenue: Gross: Excise Dept (THB mn) 47,541.47 Jun 2018 monthly Oct 1989 - Jun 2018
Total Public Debt as % of GDP (%) 59.580 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Nov 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.929 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 1,018.7 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Nov 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 24,222.5 Mar 2021 monthly Oct 1990 - Mar 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) 33.5 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 1991 - Nov 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 906,263.336 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 473,140.446 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 158,255.608 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 21,246.8 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Apr 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) 28.9 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1992 - Nov 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,827,086.391 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 993,571.482 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 2,972.109 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1971 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,381.095 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1971 - Mar 2021
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 3,251.772 Apr 2021 monthly Sep 1978 - Apr 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 5,411.602 Apr 2021 monthly Apr 1974 - Apr 2021
MoC: Imports: Custom Basis (THB mn) 759,679.356 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Nov 2021
MoC: Exports: Custom Basis (THB mn) 783,424.556 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 1990 - Nov 2021
MoC: Trade Balance: Custom Basis (THB mn) 23,745.200 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Nov 2021
Exports: Agriculture: Rice (THB mn) 12,771.320 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Exports: Mfg: Machinery & Equipment (THB mn) 62,352.390 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Exports: Mfg: Automotive (THB mn) 117,882.560 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Exports: Mfg: Electronics: Computer Parts (THB mn) 43,205.540 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Exports: Agriculture: Rubber (THB mn) 16,371.890 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Imports: Consumer Goods: ND: Animal and Fishery (THB mn) 12,079.530 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Imports: RM: Non-Agro: Base Metal Materials (THB mn) 77,011.380 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Imports: RM: Non-Agro: Electronic Parts (THB mn) 117,201.870 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Imports: Others: Non-Monetary Gold (THB mn) 12,267.640 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Imports: Capital Goods: Machinery and Equipment (ME) (THB mn) 148,097.000 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 3,920.9 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 345.8 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1985 - Nov 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -4.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Sep 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) -517.0 Jul 2020 monthly Jan 2005 - Jul 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) -5.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 206.390 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 1,098.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 694.430 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1976 - Dec 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 189,913.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 36.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 71,579.7 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 15.0 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 21.921 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 54,978.590 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
BOP: USD: Current Account Balance (USD mn) 345.800 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Nov 2021
Private Investment Index (PII): Seasonally Adjusted (SA) (2010=100) 139.20 Jun 2018 monthly Jan 2010 - Jun 2018
FDI: Financial & Insurance Activities (THB mn) 44,753.620 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI): Agr, Forestry & Fishing (THB mn) 113.580 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2021
FDI: Construction (THB mn) 56.440 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2021
FDI: Mining & Quarrying (THB mn) -1,728.410 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2021
FDI: Manufacturing (THB mn) 51,834.540 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 3.0 Dec 2019 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2019
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 89.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2020
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 17,188.416 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 83,225.636 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 1975 - Nov 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 705,347.158 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Nov 2021
M2 Growth (%) 4.6 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1998 - Nov 2021
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 monthly Sep 1997 - Dec 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 234,430.1 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 1993 - Mar 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 9.8 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1991 - Nov 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 14,247.550 Dec 2021 monthly Dec 1956 - Dec 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 484,926.140 Nov 2021 monthly Dec 2000 - Nov 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 9.7 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2001 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 709,247.5 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2003 - Nov 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 8.7 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Nov 2021
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 10.500 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2021
Credit to Households (USD bn) 386.224 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 1991 - Jun 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 653.280 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Jun 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 426,365.7 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Sep 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 538,167.269 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 3.76 Apr 2021 monthly Jan 2008 - Apr 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 167.03 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
MA: Narrow Money (NM) (THB mn) 2,811,362.000 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Nov 2021
MA: Quasi Money (THB mn) 21,015,265.000 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Nov 2021
Monetary Aggregates (MA): Broad Money (THB mn) 23,826,627.000 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Nov 2021
Credit: Outs: CB: Individuals (THB mn) 6,215,147.000 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Nov 2021
Credit: Outs: CB: Businesses (THB mn) 6,728,642.000 Nov 2021 monthly Jan 2004 - Nov 2021
Deposit: Outs: CB: Individuals (THB mn) 8,473,203.000 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 2003 - Nov 2021
Deposit: Outs: CB: Businesses (THB mn) 4,937,050.000 Nov 2021 monthly Oct 2003 - Nov 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Global Competitiveness Index (Score) 68.112 2019 yearly 2017 - 2019
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 15.0 Mar 2021 monthly Feb 2000 - Mar 2021
Leading Economic Index (LEI): BOT: Seasonally Adjusted (2000=100) 150.37 Jun 2018 monthly Jan 1993 - Jun 2018

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