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

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Taiwan came in at 3.88 percent in December of 2015, marginally up from 3.84 percent in November. It is the highest figure since November 2014 and slightly above market consensus of 3.86 percent. There were 453,000 people unemployed, up from a downwardly revised 449,000 people in the preceding month. The number of employed persons were at 11,232 million, as compared to a downwardly revised 11,228 million in November. Total labour force slightly increased to 11.686 million from a revised 11,677 million a month earlier. Unemployment Rate in Taiwan averaged 3 percent from 1978 until 2015, 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. Unemployment Rate in Taiwan is reported by the National Statistics, Republic of China.

Taiwan Unemployment Rate
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.88 3.84 6.02 1.04 1978 - 2015 percent Monthly
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 February of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-11-23 12:30 AM Oct 3.79% 3.79% 3.8%
2015-12-22 12:30 AM Nov 3.84% 3.79% 3.81% 3.8%
2016-01-22 12:30 AM Dec 3.88% 3.84% 3.86% 3.9%
2016-02-25 12:30 AM Jan 3.88% 3.9%
2016-03-22 12:30 AM Feb 3.9%
2016-04-22 12:30 AM Mar 3.9%

Taiwan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.88 3.84 6.02 1.04 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11232.00 11228.00 11232.00 6068.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 453.00 449.00 659.00 71.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.67 58.67 61.21 57.06 percent [+]
Labour Costs 97.60 94.63 289.35 64.98 Index Points [+]
Productivity 98.37 100.65 116.09 20.29 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 20008.00 19273.00 20008.00 2400.00 TWD/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 41146.00 40680.00 84071.00 1788.00 TWD/Month [+]
Population 23.43 23.37 23.43 15.93 Million [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 12.73 12.88 14.02 11.71 percent [+]
Wages 42545.00 42888.00 88285.00 7902.00 TWD/Month [+]




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