Taiwan Unemployment Rate  1978-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Taiwan fell to 3.90 percent in October of 2016 from 3.93 percent in September. It was the lowest jobless rate since December 2015. On an unadjusted basis, unemployment rate also dropped to 3.95 percent from 3.99 percent in the same month a year earlier. The number of employed persons were up by 66,000 to 11,291,000 compared to October 2015 while the number of unemployed increased by 9,000 to 464,000. Meanwhile, youth unemployment rate stood at 12.44 percent, the same as in October 2015. Total labour force was 11,755,000, up from 11,680.000 in the same month a year earlier. Unemployment Rate in Taiwan averaged 3.02 percent from 1978 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 6.02 percent in July of 2009 and a record low of 1.04 percent in February of 1979.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-22 12:30 AM Aug 3.95% 3.96% 3.97%
2016-10-24 12:30 AM Sep 3.93% 3.95% 3.96%
2016-11-22 12:30 AM Oct 3.90% 3.93% 3.97%
2016-12-22 12:30 AM Nov 3.90% 3.95%
2017-01-22 12:30 AM Dec
2017-02-25 12:30 AM Jan




Taiwan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.93 6.02 1.04 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11291.00 11276.00 11291.00 6068.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 464.00 469.00 659.00 71.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.76 58.79 61.21 57.06 percent [+]
Labour Costs 98.16 99.08 289.35 64.98 Index Points [+]
Productivity 112.81 102.42 116.09 20.29 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 20008.00 19273.00 20008.00 2400.00 TWD/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 43749.00 45835.00 84071.00 1788.00 TWD/Month [+]
Population 23.49 23.43 23.49 15.93 Million [+]
Wages 45205.00 45713.00 88285.00 7902.00 TWD/Month [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.44 12.52 14.02 11.18 percent [+]



Taiwan Unemployment Rate Notes

In Taiwan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Taiwan Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Taiwan Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.90 3.93 6.02 1.04 1978 - 2016 percent Monthly



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