Manpower Survey Results in January 2018
Contact Information：Manpower Survey Section, Department of Census, Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)
Total employment in January 2018 was 11,409,000, which increased by 4,000(+0.03%) from the previous month; moreover, it increased by 89,000 (+0.78%) from that of the previous year.
The unemployment rate declined by 0.03 percentage points to 3.63 percent in January 2018, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also dropped by 0.02 percentage points to 3.68 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 430,000 in January 2018, which decreased by 3,000(-0.75%) and 15,000(-3.41%) from the previous month and that of the previous year, respectively.
Labor force participation rate was 58.91 percent in January 2018, which dropped by 0.01 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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