Taiwan’s 2018 unemployment rate lowest in 18 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s annual rate of unemployment for 2018 of 3.71 percent was the lowest the nation has seen in 18 years, reported CNA. The Directorate General of Budget, Acc...

Taiwan's average regular wage rises over 2% for 12th straight month

Taipei, Jan. 12 (CNA) The average regular wage rose more than 2 percent from a year earlier in November, the 12th consecutive month as the economy continues to improve from a year earlier in 2018, acc...

Taiwan median salary highest since 2012

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan’s median annual income was NT$470,000 (US$15,235) in 2017, according a new report by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS), rep...

Taiwan's jobless rate falls to 3.70% in November

Taipei, Dec. 22 (CNA) Unemployment in Taiwan fell to 3.70 percent in November, pointing to a stable job market, government statistics showed Saturday. According to data compiled by the Directorate ...

Taiwan continues to see rising number of employees working overseas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan continues to see a rising number of people working overseas, with the top three markets remaining as China, Southeast Asia, and the United States, according to stat...

Taiwan cuts 2018 GDP growth forecast to 2.66%

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The government on Friday cut its forecast for this year’s economic growth to 2.66 percent from 2.69 percent. According to the Cabinet-level Directorate General of Budge...

Taiwan unemployment falls to 18-year low for October

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) - The unemployment rate has fallen to 3.75 percent, an 18-year low for the month of October, the government said Thursday. The domestic manufacturing sector and the jobs market...

Taiwan GDP growth forecast to hit 2.20% in 2019: think tank

Taipei -- Taiwan's gross domestic product (GDP) growth for 2019 is expected to hit 2.20 percent, shy of an expected 2.57 percent increase in 2018, the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) ...

Taiwan’s Sept. unemployment rate lowest for month in 18 years

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan recorded an unemployment rate of 3.76 percent in Sept., the lowest figure for the month recorded within the last 18 years, according to the Directorate General of B...

Central Taiwan Science Park posts high sales growth

TAIPEI (CNA) — The Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) posted the highest sales growth in the first eight months of this year among the major three industrial parks in the country, with the CTSP ...

Confidence in Taiwan's economy improves in September: survey

TAIPEI (CNA) -- Confidence in Taiwan's economy edged higher in September after the government said economic growth in the first half of the year was more brisk than originally projected, according...

Taiwan's gender gap in labor participation narrows

The gap in the labor participation rate between men and women in Taiwan has narrowed in the past decade at a time when more and more women are jumping into the job market, according to the Ministry of...

Almost 85% of households in Taiwan have own homes: survey

Almost 85 percent of households in Taiwan had their own homes in 2017, according to the results of a survey released Friday by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). ...

Taipei households spend most nationwide on public transport

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) Households in Taipei spend an average of NT$24,000 (US$781) per year on public transport, more than twice the national average, due to the convenient transport network in the cit...

Dining out increasing household consumption trend in Taiwan

Taipei, Sept. 2 (CNA) More and more people in Taiwan do not spend time in the kitchen but eat at foodstalls and restaurants, according to the latest government data on household expenditure indicating...