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Taiwan's young people take 2.1 months to find first job: survey

Taiwan's young people take 2.1 months to find first job: survey

Taipei, March 25 (CNA) A Ministry of Labor survey has found that Taiwanese workers aged between 15 and 29 needed 2.1 months to find their first job, the same as two years ago, indicating that the job market remains difficult for first-time job seekers. Also, the survey of young workers enrolled in Taiwan's labor insurance system found that respondents had an average monthly wage of NT$28,925 (US$926) when the survey was conducted in October 2014, NT$1,500 per month higher than found in the same survey in 2012.
Respondents had worked an average of 2.1 jobs, with each job lasting an average of 1.6 years, according to the survey. The ministry said Wednesday in a statement summarizing the survey results that the number of young workers in the 15-29 age group declined from 2.44 million in 2006 to 2.1 million last year. It attributed the drop to lower fertility rates and a growing number of young people staying in school longer to pursue advanced degrees.
The percentage of respondents with a university or higher degree rose by 6 percentage points to 57 percent in 2014 from the 2012 level, the ministry said. A total of 4,034 valid samples were collected for the survey. The margin of error was plus or minus 3 percentage points. (By Zoe Wei and Elizabeth Hsu)


Updated : 2021-09-28 16:30 GMT+08:00