September employment numbers unchanged month-on-month – Focus Taiwan

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Taipei, Nov. 10 (CNA) The variety of folks employed in Taiwan’s industrial and repair sectors in September remained the identical because the earlier month at 7.952 million however fell 38,000 from the identical interval final 12 months, a authorities company stated on Tuesday.

In the meantime, the determine on the finish of September was additionally 67,000 decrease than the top of December 2019 earlier than the COVID-19 pandemic began to impression the native job market, signaling that the labor market continues to reel from the consequences of the pandemic, in keeping with the Directorate Basic of Price range, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).

On the finish of September, the variety of folks employed in Taiwan’s manufacturing, building engineering, actual property and well being care sectors every rose 1,000 from a month earlier.

In distinction, the quantity employed within the arts, leisure, recreation, and the hospitality trade, and meals/beverage sector dropped by 2,000 and 1,000, respectively, from a month in the past, information compiled by the DGBAS confirmed.

The quantity employed within the journey and tourism sector additionally fell by 1,000, in keeping with the info.

Within the first 9 months of this 12 months, the variety of folks employed shrunk by 5,000 from a 12 months earlier to 7.947 million, the info confirmed.

The information signifies employment within the service sector has remained secure over the previous few months, whereas employment within the industrial sector has fluctuated resulting from COVID-19, stated Chen Hui-hsin (陳惠欣), deputy director of the DGBAS census division.

From April to June, the variety of folks employed by home producers fell month-on-month, however elevated by 3,000 in July. It dropped 4,000 in August earlier than rising by 1,000 in September, Chen added.

In the meantime, the typical month-to-month common wage in September elevated 2.11 p.c year-on-year to NT$42,757 due primarily to 3 extra work days within the month this 12 months, Chen stated citing information compiled by the DGBAS.

Within the first 9 months of this 12 months, the typical month-to-month common wage rose 1.49 p.c from a 12 months earlier to NT$42,391, the info indicated.

(By Pan Tzu-yu and Evelyn Kao)

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