‘POSITIVE MOVEMENTS’: Monthly wages increased as the COVID-19 outbreak eased in Taiwan and most companies emerged from its effects, the DGBAS said
Date: Aug 11, 2020
By: Crystal Hsu / Staff reporter
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]