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WEDNESDAY, December 06, 2023

Chiang Mai expects 20,000 to apply for unemployment

Chiang Mai expects 20,000 to apply for unemployment
WEDNESDAY, March 25, 2020

Chiang Mai’s social security office is expecting some 20,000 laid-off workers to register for unemployment benefits in the wake of numerous public places being temporarily shuttered to stem the spread of Covid-19.

“People started registering on Tuesday [March 24] and we’re getting at least 1,000 a day on average,” said the office’s Ladda Saelee.
“And they’re not just Chiang Mai people, but also from other provinces.”
Registration can be done at a special centre opened in front of Chiang Mai city hall to protect people working at or visiting city hall from infection.
Bit laid-off workers are encouraged instead to register online or through the post, both avoiding the queues and adhering to the principle of social distancing.