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Taiwan – Unemployment rate rises slightly in April

22 May 2019

The unemployment rate in Taiwan rose by 0.03% in April 2019 to 3.67%, year-on-year, according to data from the Directorate General of Budget Accounting and Statistics.

Compared to March 2019, the unemployment rate decreased by 0.01%. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the unemployment rate rose by 0.01% to 3.73%.

Total employment increased by 74,000 (+0.66%) when compared with that of the previous year to 11.48 million. When compared to the previous month, total employment increased by 2,000 (0.02%) in April.

Compared with that of the previous year, employment in agriculture, the goods-producing sector and the services-providing sector increased by 5,000 (+0.82%), 14,000 (+0.34%) and 56,000 (+0.83%), respectively.

Meanwhile, Taiwan’s labour force participation rate was 59.06% in April, which remained the same as the previous month; however, it rose by 0.20% from that of the previous year.

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