Manpower Survey Results in May 2017
Contact Information：Manpower Survey Section, Department of Census, Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)
Total employment in May 2017 was 11,331,000, which increased by 6,000(+0.05%) from the previous month; moreover, it also increased by 84,000 (+0.75%) from that of the previous year.
The unemployment rate dropped by 0.01 percentage points to 3.66 percent in May 2017, moreover, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by 0.01 percentage points to 3.79 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 431,000 in May 2017, which decreased by 1,000(-0.23%) and 18,000(-3.96%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.
Labor force participation rate was 58.70 percent in May 2017, which remained the same as that of the previous month; it increased 0.07 percentage points from that of the previous year.
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