Taiwan Unemployment Rate  1978-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Taiwan rose to 3.79 percent in May of 2017, slightly up from April's 21-month low of 3.78 percent. The number of unemployed decreased by 1,000 to 431,000 while the number of employed persons was up by 6,000 to 11,331,000. The labor force participation rate was at 58.7 percent, unchanged from a month earlier. Youth unemployment decreased to 11.49 percent from 11.62 percent. The total labor force was 11,762,000, up slightly from 11,757,000. On an unadjusted basis, the unemployment rate fell to 3.66 percent from 3.67 percent in the same month a year earlier. Unemployment Rate in Taiwan averaged 3.03 percent from 1978 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6.02 percent in July of 2009 and a record low of 1.04 percent in February of 1979.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-24 12:30 AM Mar 3.84% 3.83% 3.81%
2017-05-22 12:30 AM Apr 3.78% 3.84% 3.86%
2017-06-22 12:30 AM May 3.79% 3.78% 3.81%
2017-07-22 12:30 AM Jun 3.79% 3.87%
2017-08-22 12:30 AM Jul 3.9%
2017-09-22 12:30 AM Aug 3.87%




Taiwan Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.79 3.78 6.02 1.04 percent [+]
Employed Persons 11331.00 11325.00 11331.00 6068.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 431.00 432.00 659.00 71.00 Thousand [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 58.82 58.82 61.21 57.06 percent [+]
Labour Costs 99.09 89.63 289.35 64.98 Index Points [+]
Productivity 112.80 103.44 116.43 20.29 Index Points [+]
Minimum Wages 21009.00 20008.00 21009.00 2400.00 TWD/Month [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 41838.00 41943.00 91089.00 1788.00 TWD/Month [+]
Population 23.53 23.49 23.53 15.93 Million [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 11.49 11.62 16.28 2.42 percent [+]
Wages 44359.00 44144.00 93144.00 7902.00 TWD/Month [+]


Taiwan Unemployment Rate Notes

In Taiwan, the unemployment rate measures the number of people actively looking for a job as a percentage of the labour force. This page provides the latest reported value for - Taiwan Unemployment Rate - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Taiwan Unemployment Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
3.79 3.78 6.02 1.04 1978 - 2017 percent Monthly



unemployment rate by Country

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Spain 18.75 Mar/17
Brazil 13.60 Apr/17
Turkey 11.70 Mar/17
Italy 11.10 Apr/17
France 9.60 Mar/17
Euro Area 9.30 Apr/17
Canada 6.60 May/17
Australia 5.50 May/17
Indonesia 5.33 Mar/17
Russia 5.20 May/17
Netherlands 5.10 May/17
India 4.90 Dec/13
United Kingdom 4.60 Apr/17
United States 4.30 May/17
China 3.97 Mar/17
Germany 3.90 Apr/17
Mexico 3.60 May/17
South Korea 3.60 May/17
Switzerland 3.10 May/17
Japan 2.80 Apr/17