Taiwanese unemployment reaches lowest level since 2009

2013-01-23 01:07:58 GMT2013-01-23 09:07:58(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Taiwan's unemployment rate dropped to 4.24 percent in 2012, 0.15 percentage points lower than that of the previous year, according to figures released on Tuesday by Taiwan's statistics authorities.

The number of employed people in Taiwan reached 10.86 million, 151,000 more than the previous year, while the number of unemployed people decreased by 10,000 to 481,000.

The global financial crisis boost Taiwan's unemployment rate to a record high of 5.85 percent in 2009, the authorities said.

The number of employed people in December 2012 reached a record high of 10.93 million, with the unemployment rate dropping by 0.09 percentage points from November to 4.18 percent.

After seasonal adjustments, the unemployment rate stood at 4.22 percent in December, 0.05 percentage points less than in October.


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