LABOR ISSUE IN THAILANDPOPULATIONOver 15 years of age54 MillionLABOUR FORCE38.92 MillionEMPLOYED38.04 MillionUNEMPLOYED0.88 MillionNON LABOUR FORCE15.08 Million
LABOR MIGRATION WHY?1. To fill the gap of unskilled labor. Flexible labor2. Migrants bring:. An important reservoir of cheap. A boost to its competitiveness in certain sectors
LABOR MIGRATION WHAT?1. Agriculture2. Fishing and Fish processingThere are two main sectorsthat employ the most migrants in absolute terms
2. Fishing and Fish processing
ADVANTAGES ECONOMIC PERSPECTIVE Supplying and receiving countries collect taxes fromworkers and employers Earnings from migrants also provide investmentpotential to labor-supplying countries In labor-receiving nations, the local financial systemcan be supported by a proper savings system frommigrant workers
ADVANTAGES GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION PERSPECTIVE the geographical distribution of migrants in Thailand is highly correlatedwith the underlying structure of the regional/provincial economy andwith proximity to the border.
SOLUTION FOR LABOU ISSUE Hiring foreign workers Improve the quality of education Encourage workers be proactive learning and utilize chances Government support and cooperate with foreign universities,institutions to re-train and develop the internal workers