Employment quantity in manufacturing sector down amid COVID-19 – Focus Taiwan

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Taipei, Oct. 15 (CNA) The COVID-19 pandemic is continuous to price jobs in Taiwan’s manufacturing sector, which noticed the variety of individuals employed on the finish of August falling about 4,000 from a month earlier, the Directorate Basic of Price range, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) stated Thursday.

Information compiled by the DGBAS stated the employment quantity within the manufacturing sector bucked the slight upturn posted by the commercial and repair sectors as an entire throughout the identical interval.

Chen Hui-hsin (陳惠欣), deputy director of the DGBAS census division, informed reporters that outdated financial system industries, which make up a part of the manufacturing sector, suffered extra influence ensuing from COVID-19, as a result of the pandemic negatively affected world demand and despatched product costs down, at a time of falling crude oil costs.

In consequence, the DGBAS stated, the variety of individuals employed by the textile business fell 1,000 from a month earlier on the finish of August, whereas the variety of individuals employed by metallic and equipment makers additionally dropped 1,000 and 400, respectively.

On the finish of August, the variety of individuals employed within the industrial and repair sectors totaled 7.951 million, up 2,000 or 0.02 % from a month earlier, marking the third consecutive month of development, the DGBAS stated.

Chen stated the rise got here after the service sector, which focuses on home demand, added jobs on the again of Taiwan’s higher efforts to fight COVID-19, boosting its employment quantity by 8,000 from a month earlier.

On the finish of August, the variety of individuals employed within the hospitality and meals/beverage business rose 2,000 from a month earlier, and the quantity employed within the retail business additionally grew by 400, the DGBAS stated.

However the determine on the finish of August was nonetheless down 68,000 from the tip of December earlier than the coronavirus began to have an effect on the native job mraket, in keeping with the DGBAS.

Within the first eight months of this yr, the variety of individuals employed within the industrial and repair sectors hit 7.946 million, down 2,000 or 0.02 % from a yr earlier, the information confirmed.

The info additionally indicated the employment quantity within the industrial sector dropped 0.09 % from a yr earlier, whereas the quantity within the service sector rose 0.04 %.

In the meantime, the DGBAS stated the typical month-to-month common wage within the industrial and repair sectors rose 0.35 % from a month earlier to NT$42,636 (US$1,470) in August. The August determine was additionally up 1.27 % from a yr earlier, the information confirmed.

In August, the typical earned earnings, which is comprised of normal wages and non-regular wages comparable to extra time pay and bonuses, hit NT$50,866, down 8.05 % from a month earlier and likewise down 0.18 % from a yr earlier.

Within the first eight months of this yr, the typical month-to-month common wage rose 1.41 % from a yr earlier to NT$42,346, and common earned earnings additionally grew 1.26 % to NT$56,395, the information indicated.

After inflationary changes, nevertheless, the typical month-to-month common wage for the seven months rose 1.69 % from a yr earlier and the typical earned earnings grew 1.53 % from a yr earlier, the DGBAS stated.

Within the eight-month interval, the native client worth index fell 0.27 % from a yr earlier.

(By Pan Tzu-yu and Frances Huang)

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