COVID-19 employment and labour market impact in Thailand

This report examines in detail how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting the labour market in Thailand, making use of the data available at the end of the first quarter 2020.

Briefing note | 15 June 2020
With the country put under lockdown from mid-March, the COVID-19 impact on workers is not expected to have reached full force in the first quarter. Nonetheless, it is interesting to examine already where disruption is occurring as a signal of the amplified impact expected in the second quarter and beyond. The report highlights how the COVID-19 crisis hits the vulnerable population groups in Thailand particularly hard, and looks into the national policy responses to mitigate the impact of the crisis on workers and enterprises.