Manpower Survey Results in January 2017
Contact Information：Manpower Survey Section, Department of Census, Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)
Total employment in January 2017 was 11,320,000, which increased by 5,000(+0.05%) from the previous month; moreover, it also increased by 76,000 (+0.68%) from that of the previous year. The unemployment rate dropped by 0.01 percentage points to 3.78 percent in January 2017, in contrast, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.01 percentage points to 3.84 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 445,000 in January 2017, which decreased by 1,000(-0.23%) and 8,000(-1.78%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.
Labor force participation rate was 58.79 percent in January 2017, which decreased by 0.01 but increased by 0.09 percentage points from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.
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