Nearly 40% of Taiwan workers earn under NT$30,000 per month: poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/26
By: Chen Cheng-wei and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) While the primary income for full-time workers in Taiwan 201511260030t0001was NT$37,413 (US$1,150) per month on average, 3.35 million employees, or 37.93 percent of the total, earned a monthly salary of less than NT$30,000, according to a report from the 2015 manpower utilization survey released Thursday.

The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) conducts the manpower utilization survey in May every year to exclude the seasonal effects of the graduation season and Chinese New Year.

According to this year’s survey, among the country’s 8.48 million employees, the primary monthly income for full-time workers was NT$37,413 on average, an increase of NT$528 from the same period of last year.     [FULL  STORY]

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