|Unit||Ths. #, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) - Taiwan|
|Release||Manpower Survey Results|
|Labor Force||May 2020||11,948||11,948||Ths. #, NSA||Monthly|
|Labor Force Employment||May 2020||11,462||11,467||Ths. #, NSA||Monthly|
|Tertiary Industries Employment||May 2020||6,847||6,843||Ths. #, NSA||Monthly|
|Total Employment||May 2020||11,479||11,482||Ths. #, SA||Monthly|
|Unemployment||May 2020||486||481||Ths. #, NSA||Monthly|
|Unemployment Rate||May 2020||4.07||4.03||%, NSA||Monthly|
|Agriculture Employment||Jan 2019||563||564||Ths., NSA||Monthly|
|Secondary Industries Employment||Jan 2019||4,093||4,094||Ths., NSA||Monthly|
|Wage & Salaries||Dec 2018||50,861||46,521||TWD, NSA||Monthly|
For Taiwan, labor force status (population, unemployment, etc.); labor force rates (participation by age, turnover by industry); employment, hours and wages by industry. Monthly from 1978.
The data are compiled using information from the monthly Manpower Survey which covers the civilian non-institutional population 15 years and older. Each month about 20,000 household units are eligible for interview. The reference week for the survey is the calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) that includes the 15th day of the month. The data are published in both an unadjusted and a seasonally adjusted format.
The geographic scope of this survey covers Taiwan Province, Taipei City, and Kaohsiung City. All civilian population aged 15 years and over, currently living in ordinary household or institutional households, undertaking economic activities are included but those in military services or in prison are excluded.
Through face-to-face interviews or telephone interviews, the sampled households are surveyed by well-trained interviewers who are recruited and assigned by local governments. Conducted once a month in the week right after a reference week, this survey is to record events occurred in the reference week covering the 15th day of the month. People who died or moved out of the sampled households during the reference week are excluded. Meanwhile, those who resided in the sampled households during the reference week but died or moved out of there later are still included.
The statistical results of this manpower survey are summarized with sample figures through parametric estimation by stratum and sampling stage. Except the total population, referring to the statistics resulted from household registration in the same period, not affected by errors in estimation, the rest of parametric estimates were influenced by random factors so that results might be allowably deviated from their true values. All estimates tabulated in this report and confidence intervals associated were computed on the ground of sampling theory so that users should know there exist limitation on the application of those estimates.
The NSA data are final and are not subject to revision. The SA data for prior years are revised current with dissemination of January values.
Data Buffet carries three vintages of the dataset, using successive versions of the Standard Industrial Classification System.
At the source:
See https://www.stat.gov.tw/lp.asp?ctNode=1309&CtUnit=566&BaseDSD=7&mp=4 for the different revisions for industry standards. The main categories are unchanged for revisions 8, 9 and 10 (changes in the breakdown).