Manpower Survey Results in December 2017
Contact Information：Manpower Survey Section, Department of Census, Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)
Total employment in December 2017 was 11,405,000, which increased by 7,000(+0.06%) from the previous month; moreover, it increased by 90,000 (+0.80%) from that of the previous year.
The unemployment rate dropped by 0.05 percentage points to 3.66 percent in December 2017, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose by 0.01 percentage points to 3.70 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 433,000 in December 2017, which decreased by 6,000(-1.41%) and 13,000(-2.90%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.
Labor force participation rate was 58.92 percent in December 2017, which dropped by 0.02 percentage points from the previous month; in contrast, it rose by 0.12 percentage points from that of the previous year.
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