Rapturous news has been heralded by the National Statistical Office (NSO), evidencing a prosperous bloom in the employment ecosystem of the country. This comes as a silver lining during the challenging times of today with the release of thrilling figures. The checkpoint of triumph being a skyrocketing increase in the number of full-time employments in the second quarter of this year, in comparison to the parallel timeline last year.
A whirlwind of positive change has swept within the employment sphere, as acclaimed by the deputy government spokeswoman, Traisuree Taisaranakul. Enthusiastically unveiling the new-found progress of the employment landscape, Traisuree shared that over 39.7 million people have solidly anchored themselves in full-time occupations, an ascending shoot of 660,000 from last year’s figures. This depicts individuals engaged in work within the bandwidth of 35 to 49 hours in a week.
Aforementioned statistics are complemented by an intriguing narrative that has seen the stabilization of substantial employment. The statistics demonstrate that close to 560,000 people have added weight to the full-time employment chart, carving their way within their respective professional terrains. To delve deeper into the statistics, there’s a note-worthy ascend in the number of individuals immersing themselves into work for more than 50 hours per week, putting the figures at an increase by about 350,000.
However, the stirring winds haven’t just stopped there. They’ve also brought about a significant decrease in part-time jobs or individuals working less than the usual 35 hours. The count has shriveled down by 240,000, painting a thriving picture of full-time employment scene.
The positive vibes extend beyond employment increase; they’ve triumphantly paced towards the area of unemployment as well. The unemployment rate has seen a decline to 1.1%, scaling down to approximately 430,000 people. This shows a progressive shift compared to last year where about 550,000 people fell into the unemployment category, marking 1.4% of the working class.
Thriving upon the encouraging numerics, Traisuree Taisaranakul expressed her optimism. “Indicators of the overall labour situation are positive”, noted Traisuree. Furthermore, the potency of positivity translates into the long-term unemployment figures too, with only 74,000 people having been jobless for more than a year. This reflects a promising fall from 140,000 in the same period from last year, projecting a hopeful future for the employment scenario of the country.