Taiwanese have 4th longest working hours: labor ministry

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/10/06
By: Yu Hsiao-han and Lilian Wu

Taipei, Oct. 6 (CNA) Employees in Taiwan worked an average of 2,104 hours last year, the fourth 201610060016t0001longest in the international community, according to the latest data published by the Ministry of Labor.

According to the ministry, this represented a fall of 31 hours from the previous year as a result of which Taiwan fell from third to fourth place in the international rankings.

The data showed that both overtime and regular working hours in Taiwan fell in 2015, with the cut in overtime hours as high as 3.5 percent.

Employees in Asian countries such as South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan tend to work longer hours than their contemporaries in Europe and the United States.    [FULL  STORY]

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