Taiwan’s jobless rate for June up slightly due to graduation season

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/07/22
By: Pan Tzu-yu and Ko Lin

Taipei, July 22 (CNA) The jobless rate for June rose slightly because of an increase in first-time

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jobseekers as university students graduated, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said Monday.

The unemployment rate for June rose 0.06 percentage points from a month earlier to 3.73 percent, according to DGBAS data.

The number of people out of work rose 8,000, or 1.79 percent, from a month earlier to 445,000, while the number of the employed was 11.48 million, up 0.04 percent from a month earlier.

The labor participation rate was 59.12 percent, the DGBAS said.    [FULL  STORY]

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