National Statistics, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Earnings and Productivity Statistics in November 2016

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

i. At the end of November 2016, the total nonagricultural payroll employees, at 7,487 thousand, increased by 13 thousand (or 0.17%) from last month. In comparison with November 2015, payroll employees increased by 66 thousand (or 0.89%). The average payroll employees since January 2016 was 7,445 thousand, increased by 63 thousand (or 0.86%) than the same period of last year.
ii. The average monthly regular earnings per employee within the Industrial and Services sector in November 2016 was NT$39,464. Comparing with last month and a year ago, there were 0.26% and 1.62% increasing respectively. Comparing the same period of January to November over last year, the average monthly regular earnings of NT$39,193 was increased by 1.33%.
iii. The average monthly earnings (including regular and irregular earnings) in November 2016 was NT$43,876, increased by 1.87% from last month and increased by 3.13% from last November. The average monthly earnings since January was NT$48,887, increased by 0.49% than the same period of last year.
iv. The average monthly working hour for industry and service sector in November 2016 totaled to 176.5 hours. Affected by working-days increasing, the working hours increased by 16.0 hours from last month and remained the same as last year. The average working-hour since January 2016 was 168.9 hours, 5.2 hours less than the same period of last year.