Unemployment falls to two-year low in May

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-06-22

Taiwan’s unemployment rate continued a steady decline in May and fell to a two-year low. That’s according to the latest government figures.

May’s jobless rate was 3.66%, a slight dip from the previous month and a 0.18% drop year-on-year. The average unemployment rate for the first five months of the year has also dropped compared to 2016.

May saw a total of 11.3 million people employed, 6,000 more than April and 84,000 more than May 2016. The government statistics office remains conservative on the nation’s economic recovery, however. It says growth has not reached the same level as 2015.    [FULL  STORY]

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