Manpower Survey Results in August 2017
Contact Information：Manpower Survey Section, Department of Census, Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)
Total employment in August 2017 was 11,377,000, which increased by 17,000(+0.15%) from the previous month; moreover, it also increased by 87,000(+0.77%) from that of the previous year.
The unemployment rate increased by 0.05 percentage points to 3.89 percent in August 2017, but the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased by 0.02 percentage points to 3.76 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 461,000 in August 2017, which increased by 7,000(1.54%), but decreased by 19,000(-4.05%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.
Labor force participation rate was 59.01 percent in August 2017, which increased by 0.10 and 0.08 percentage points from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.
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