One third of young workers live hand to mouth: poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/06
By: Chiu Po-sheng and Frances Huang

Taipei, Oct. 6 (CNA) More than 30 percent of employees under 40 spend almost all their monthly salary 59938713and some find it difficult to make ends meet, a survey showed on Thursday.

Citing the survey, the yes123 job bank network said that 31.6 percent of workers under the age of 40 indicated they spend nearly all their monthly salary on living expenses.

The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, defines employees under 40 as being part of the “young working generation.”

The job bank said that 53.2 percent of respondents listed food as a major expense, with 35.2 percent indicating leisure and entertainment.    [FULL  STORY]

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