Manpower Survey Results in September 2017
Contact Information：Manpower Survey Section, Department of Census, Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)
Total employment in September 2017 was 11,366,000, which decreased by 11,000(-0.10%) from the previous month; in contrast, it increased by 90,000 (+0.80%) from that of the previous year.
The unemployment rate decreased by 0.12 percentage points to 3.77 percent in September 2017, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also decreased by 0.05 percentage points to 3.71 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 445,000 in September 2017, which decreased by 16,000(-3.43%) and 24,000(-5.12%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.
Labor force participation rate was 58.83 percent in September 2017, which decreased by 0.15 but increased by 0.07 percentage points from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.
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