Low unemployment (below 1% since 2011) due to low birth rate , lack of social insurance & informal sector with 64% of workforce (street vendors, motorbike taxis, self-employed).
In 2017, Burkina Faso had the highest unemployment rate in the world, at 77 percent. This means that for every 100 members of the workforce, 77 did not have jobs at the time of the survey.
The unemployment rate in Thailand reached 0.8 percent in 2020, a small increase from the previous year. Most of Thailand’s population is of working age and employed. About 46 percent of Thailand’s inhabitants work in the service sector, and another large portion of the population works in agriculture.
Lowest Unemployment Rates Qatar : 0.1% Cambodia : 0.3% Niger: 0.4% Belarus : 0.5% Lao People’s Democratic Republic: 0.7% Myanmar: 0.8% Bahrain: 1.2% Tonga: 1.2%
The country faces problems with air, declining wildlife populations, deforestation, soil erosion, water scarcity, and waste issues. According to a 2004 indicator, the cost of air and water pollution for the country scales up to approximately 1.6–2.6% of GDP per year.
THAILAND HAS been ranked as one of the 20 most dangerous countries in the world for tourists, with high rates of crime and violence and low reliability of police services, according to a recent survey.
The International Labor Organization’s World Employment and Social Outlook: Trends 2019 reported that the world’s unemployment rate dropped below 5% in 2018, the lowest since the 2008 financial crisis. The ten countries with the lowest unemployment rates are: Cambodia (0.30%) Qatar (0.60%)
The highest rate of U.S. unemployment was 24.9% in 1933, during the Great Depression. 1 Unemployment remained above 14% from 1931 to 1940. It remained in the single digits until September 1982 when it reached 10.1%. 2 During the Great Recession, unemployment reached 10% in October 2009.
THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION — DECEMBER 2020 Total nonfarm payroll employment declined by 140,000 in December, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.
Between 2015 and 2018, the poverty rate in Thailand increased from 7.2 percent to 9.8 percent, and the absolute number of people living in poverty rose from 4.85 million to more than 6.7 million. The increase in poverty in 2018 was widespread – occurring in all regions and in 61 out of 77 provinces.
Thailand poverty rate for 2018 was 8.40%, a 0.8% increase from 2017. Thailand poverty rate for 2017 was 7.60%, a 0.6% decline from 2016. Thailand poverty rate for 2016 was 8.20%, a 1.2% increase from 2015.
Thailand’s free-enterprise economy benefits from relatively well-developed infrastructure. Exports of electronics, agricultural commodities, automobiles and parts, processed foods, and other goods account for about two-thirds of GDP.
Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, Massachusetts has led the way in unemployment — with the highest unemployment rate in the country for the month of June, according to new federal data. “ Massachusetts had a higher employment rate, which means we were booming, very strong , lots of jobs,” Freeman said.
|Overall Rank||City||Change in Unemployment (October 2020 vs January 2020)|
|2||South Burlington, VT||13.71%|
|3||Sioux Falls, SD||-8.31%|
The youth unemployment rate of South Africa was nearly 56 percent in 2020, the highest of any G20 country. Italy followed with a youth unemployment rate of close to 30 percent. In contrast, Japan’s youth unemployment rate was the lowest at roughly four percent.