Jobless rate down slightly in October

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/22
By: Yang Kai-hsiang and Frances Huang

Taipei, Nov. 22 (CNA) Unemployment in Taiwan fell slightly in October from a month earlier, indicating the local job market remains stable, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Friday.

The jobless rate in October was 3.77 percent, down 0.03 percentage points from September, with the number of those without a job during the month falling by 4,000 or 0.84 percent, to 451,000, DGBAS figures showed.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the October unemployment rate was 3.72 percent, down 0.02 percentage points month-on-month, but up 0.02 percentage points from a year earlier, according to the DGBAS.

For the first 10 months of 2019, the seasonally adjusted jobless rate was 3.73 percent, also slightly higher than for the same period in 2018.    [FULL  STORY]

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