By: Wu Hsin-yun and Ko Lin
As of Friday, 1,049 companies had unpaid leave programs, while a total of 25,208 workers had agreed to go on furlough, up 1,601 from a week earlier, data compiled by the MOL showed.
Among the companies that carried out the furlough programs, 353 were manufacturers, 332 were retailers or wholesalers, and 71 were in the service sector, the data showed.
Manufacturers also accounted for two-thirds of the companies that began furlough programs in the week from July 16 to July 24. [FULL STORY]