Taiwan regular wages up over 2% on average for 10th straight month

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/11/12
By: Chiu Po-sheng and Frances Huang

Taipei, Nov. 12 (CNA) The average regular wage in Taiwan rose 2.48

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percent from a year earlier in September, marking the 10th consecutive month of a year-on-year increase on the back of an economic recovery, according to government statistics released Monday.

Data compiled by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) showed that the average regular wage for September rose 2.48 percent year-on-year to NT$41,110 (US$1,335).

The growth in September followed a 2.95 percent year-on-year increase in August, the data shows.

In September, the average earned income, which includes regular salary plus bonuses, overtime pay and other irregular income, also grew 3.85 percent from a year earlier to NT$47,577, the DGBAS said.

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