— This study examines characteristics of unemployment and migration of labor in the Northeastern of Thailand, and unemployment problems faced by local workers. Samples used in the study are 455 unemployed workers in Khon Kaen province, that are, 204 male and 251 female workers. The demand for assistance from the state are ranked as follow: demand on employment within the province where they live, working skill development, financial support for private occupation, unemployment compensation money, information about the labor market, helping to find a job in any province, providing financial support for agricultural work, and supporting children’s tuition fees. The analysis of the poverty within the unemployed household shows that those households have an average income per capita per month below the poverty line account for 10.1%.Factors that relate to the severity of the unemployment problem are the number of time to be unemployed and household expenditure. Factors that associate with the severity of poverty are educational level, number of unemployed in household and the income prior to unemployment. Factors that relate to demand on permanent job position are age, marital status and income prior to unemployment. Factors that relate to migration are gender, age, household size, household income and expenditure.
— Unemployment, poverty, migration, Northeast Thailand.
Thitiwan Sricharoen is with the Department of Economics, Faculty of Management Science, Khon Kaen University, Thailand, 40002 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Thitiwan Sricharoen, " Correlation of Personal Factors on Unemployment, Severity of Poverty and Migration in the Northeastern Region of Thailand," Journal of Economics, Business and Management vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 229-234, 2013.