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Manpower Survey Results in September 2023

Contact Information: Manpower Survey Section, Department of Census, Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)

Tel: 886-2-2380-3600

Total employment decreased by 5,000(-0.04%) in September to 11,541,000; however, it increased by 144,000(+1.26%) when compared with that of the previous year.

The unemployment rate declined by 0.08 percentage points to 3.48 percent in September; nevertheless, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by 0.02 percentage points to 3.44 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 416,000 in September, a decrease of 10,000(-2.38%) and 17,000(-4.05%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.

Labor force participation rate declined by 0.09 percentage points to 59.21 percent in September; however, it rose by 0.04 percentage points from that of the previous year.

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Link to statistical tables

  • Table 1. Important Indicators Based on Manpower Survey Results(EXCEL) (ODS)
  • Table 2. Important Results of Manpower Survey in Seasonally Adjusted Series (EXCEL) (ODS)
  • Table 3. Labor Force Participation Rate by Educational Attainment(EXCEL) (ODS)
  • Table 4. Labor Force Participation Rate by Age (EXCEL) (ODS)
  • Table 5. Employed Persons by Sector(EXCEL) (ODS)
  • Table 6. Employed Persons by Occupation(EXCEL) (ODS)
  • Table 7. Employed Persons by Class of Worker(EXCEL) (ODS)
  • Table 8. Unemployed Persons, by Reason Why in Unemployment (EXCEL) (ODS)
  • Table 9. Unemployment Rate by Educational Attainment(EXCEL) (ODS)
  • Table10. Unemployment Rate by age(EXCEL) (ODS)
  • Table11. Persons Not in Labor Force by Reason For Not in Labor Force(EXCEL) (ODS)