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Taiwan's jobless rate up slightly to 4.24% in February

Taiwan's jobless rate up slightly to 4.24% in February

Taipei, March 22 (CNA) Taiwan's jobless rate in February stood at 4.24 percent, up 0.08 percentage points from a month earlier, the government said Friday. The slight rise in unemployment last month partly reflected an increase in the number of people who quit their jobs in search of better ones, and also in the number who were out of work because their temporary contracts had expired, the government said. The Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said that after seasonal adjustments, the February jobless showed a 0.04 percentage point drop from January to 4.16 percent. Year-on-year, the February unemployment rate fell 0.01 percentage points, according to the (DGBAS) statistics. (By Lin Hui-chun and Frances Huang)


Updated : 2021-01-20 18:38 GMT+08:00