Manpower Survey Results in February 2018
Contact Information：Manpower Survey Section, Department of Census, Directorate General of Budget Accounting & Statistics (DGBAS)
Total employment in February 2018 was 11,397,000, which decreased by 12,000(-0.11%) from the previous month; in contrast, it increased by 90,000 (+0.79%) from that of the previous year.
The unemployment rate rose by 0.07 percentage points to 3.70 percent in February 2018, moreover, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate also rose by 0.02 percentage points to 3.70 percent. The number of unemployed persons was 438,000 in February 2018, which increased by 8,000(+1.87%) from the previous month , however, it decreased by 15,000(-3.35%) from that of the previous year.
Labor force participation rate was 58.88 percent in February 2018, which dropped by 0.03 percentage points from the previous month; in contrast, it rose by 0.13 percentage points from that of the previous year.
Link to statistical tables