Average take-home pay rises in June

‘POSITIVE MOVEMENTS’: Monthly wages increased as the COVID-19 outbreak eased in Taiwan and most companies emerged from its effects, the DGBAS said

Taipei Times
Date: Aug 11, 2020
By: Crystal Hsu / Staff reporter

Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics Deputy Director Chen Hui-hsin announces the latest wage and workforce data at a media briefing in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Clare Cheng, Taipei Times

Average monthly take-home pay in June rose 1.41 percent from a year earlier to NT$42,352, while total wages including overtime and performance-based compensation increased 4.09 percent to NT$50,581, the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said yesterday.

The data represented a pickup from May, as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic subsided in Taiwan and most companies began recovering from the outbreak, the statistics agency said.

The improvement is also evidenced by an enlarged job pool — the workforce expanded slightly by 0.08 percent to 7.9 million — the first increase since the virus broke out in late January, DGBAS Deputy Director Chen Hui-hsin (陳惠欣) told a news briefing in Taipei.

“The [employment] situation reported the first positive movements in June after seeing job losses between February and May,” Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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