Unemployment falls slightly in September

Taiwan's rate of unemployment fell 0.09 percentage points from August to 3.99 percent in September although it was up 0.1 points from a year ago, according to government figures released Monday.

After seasonal adjustments, unemployment stood at 3.93 percent in September, down 0.02 points from August, the Cabinet's Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) said.

There were 469,000 people out of a job in September, down 11,000 compared with August, according to DGBAS figures. The number of unemployed among first-time job seekers was down 7,000.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel