Thai workers abroad bringing home 59 billion baht in earnings

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BANGKOK – Thai workers abroad have brought nearly 59 billion baht in combined earnings to the home country during the first half of this year.

Labor Ministry Inspector General Theeraphol Khunmuang revealed that a total of 58.934 billion baht was transferred home through the Bank of Thailand, not including other transactions through other banks, during this year’s first six months.

From January to June 2016, a total of 58,758 Thai workers traveled abroad, 32,538 of whom being newly employed abroad, with the remainder returning to work under original contracts.

Taiwan had the largest number of Thai workers overseas totaling 12,338, followed by 3,499 workers to Japan, 2,891 to Israel and 2,841 to South Korea.

Those who are bound to work abroad can contact all provincial employment offices and the Bangkok Employment Office 1-10, or call Hotline 1694.