Regular wages in Taiwan rise for 13th straight month in December

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/02/19
By: Pan Tzu-yu and William Yen

Taipei, Feb. 19 (CNA) Average regular earnings in Taiwan rose 2.11 percent from a year earlier in

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December, marking the 13th consecutive monthly year-on-year increase at a time when the domestic economy has performed well, according to government statistics Tuesday.

Data compiled by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) showed that the average regular wage for December rose 2.11 percent year-on-year to NT$41,414 (US$1,343).

The growth in December followed a 2.59 percent year-on-year increase in November, the data showed.

In December, average earned income, which includes regular salary plus bonuses, overtime pay and other irregular income, also grew 3.62 percent from a year earlier to NT$50,861, the DGBAS said.    [FULL  STORY]

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