Number of furloughed workers in Taiwan falls to 6-year low

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/16
By: Yu Hsiao-han and Frances Huang

Taipei, May 16 (CNA) The number of workers on unpaid leave in Taiwan in the first

(CNA file photo)

half of May fell to a low of almost six years at a time when the local economy is showing signs of improvement, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Tuesday.

As of May 15, the number of workers who had agreed with their employers to take unpaid leave fell from 184 at the end of April to 102, the lowest level since the government started to release the data in October 2011, the MOL said.

The number of employers who implemented their unpaid leave programs also fell to a six-year low of four as of May 15, down two from the end of April, according to MOL statistics.

During the 15-day period, two employers terminated their unpaid leave programs and no other employers implemented their own programs, the data indicates.

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