Overtime hours down for 3rd straight month in January

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/03/16
By: Pan Tzu-yu and Frances Huang 

Taipei, March 16 (CNA) At a time when the pace of local economic growth has slowed, the number of overtime hours fell for the third consecutive month in January, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).

Data compiled by the DGBAS shows that the number of overtime hours stood at 7.6 hours in January, down 6.17 percent from a year earlier. The January figure was also down 2.56 percent from a month earlier.

The local manufacturing sector saw the number of overtime hours falling for the fourth straight month in January, the DGBAS said.

In addition, the average overtime pay in January fell 1.18 percent from a year earlier to NT$1,752 (US$56.70), the DGBAS said.    [FULL  STORY]

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