By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Unemployment rate in Taiwan remained flat for January, while the number of
people with full-time jobs merely increasing by 0.02 percent, the smallest in six years, government statistics showed Thursday.
According to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), the rate of unemployment in January showed no change at 3.87 percent from last December but rose 0.16 percentage points from the same period of last year. The DGBAS official indicated that the employment only increased by 2,000, or 0.02 percent, the lowest level since 2010, showing slow growth momentum at the job market as a result of weak economy.
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.91 percent in January, up 0.03 percentage points from last month. [FULL STORY]