Survey: Thai people want government to create jobs, stimulate consumption

Speaking of post COVID-19 economic recovery, since Thai government’s new economic team took office, a survey by Suan Dusit Poll reveals that many people want the government to create more jobs, shore up prices of agricultural products and stimulate domestic consumption.

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According to the online survey on solutions to economic issues, 85% of the respondents want to see more jobs created to solve economic problems at the household level. Other issues include income generation, improving welfare benefits and a suspension of debt repayments.

At the community level, they would like the government to focus on shoring up prices of agricultural products, followed by resource optimization, a strengthening of communities and creation of local jobs while regulating middlemen.

At the national level, the respondents want the government to further support the agricultural sector, followed by export and tourism promotion, increasing investor confidence and supporting the industrial sector.

Concerning measures to stimulate the economy, the respondents say that the government should first stimulate domestic consumption, followed by improving the skills of workers, creating more jobs and developing tourist destinations.

To solve domestic economic problems, a majority of the respondents in the poll, say all state agencies must work together to solve the issues.