Most Thais worry about unemployment during Covid-19 pandemic

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About 66% of respondents said the rise in unemployment had caused stress, 62% said it was the result of a long economic downturn, and 60% said it had sparked more crimes.

A survey by Suan Dusit Poll on 1,155 people nationwide from March 5-18 has pointed out that the majority of respondents are worried about rising unemployment during the COVID-19 outbreak.

About 66% of respondents said the rise in unemployment had caused stress, 62% said it was the result of a long economic downturn, and 60% said it had sparked more crimes.



Regarding the COVID-19 outbreak had affected their financial situation, 47% said their savings had decreased; while 39% had to spend more on healthcare.