Unemployment rises to 4.08% in August

Taiwan's unemployment stood at 4.08 percent in August, up 0.06 percentage points from the previous month and 0.18 percentage points from the year-earlier level, government statistics showed Thursday.

The number of unemployed persons increased by 8,000 to 480,000 in August, according to figures released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).

After seasonal adjustments, the rate of unemployment for the month of August was 3.95 percent, down 0.01 point from July, according to the DGBAS.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel