Unemployment down slightly in May (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/06/22
By: Chen Cheng-wei, Jay Chen and Y.F. Low

June 22 (CNA) Taiwan’s unemployment fell slightly to 3.62 percent in May, down 0.01 percentage 201506220009t0001points from April and 0.23 points from a year earlier, government statistics showed Monday.

The jobless rate was the lowest for the month of May since 2000, when it dropped to 2.78 percent.

After seasonal adjustments, the jobless rate was 3.75 percent last month, the same as in April and March, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said.

A total of 420,000 people were unemployed in May, 1,000 fewer than in April, according to the DGBAS.     [FULL  STORY]

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